Help — and beer — is on the way

The Camp Fire’s toll is still being calculated — at least 14,000 homes destroyed, 85 people killed, hundreds still missing — but Northern California’s Butte County faces a long, expensive road to recovery.

Sierra Nevada, the craft beer pioneer headquartered in nearby Chico, is determined to do its part.

On Tuesday, Sierra Nevada brewed its batch of Resilience IPA. Every penny from this beer’s sales will be donated to the Camp Fire Relief Fund, launched last week with a $100,000 donation from the brewery’s founders.

Sierra Nevada asked other breweries to make Resilience IPA, donating their sales to the fund. More than 300 agreed, including many from San Diego County: AleSmith, Ballast Point, Belching Beaver, Bitter Brothers, Coronado, Fourpenny House, Green Flash, Karl Strauss, Mason, Mike Hess, Mikkeller, Modern Times, Rouleur, Saint Archer, Second Chance, Societe and White Labs.

There may be more, as the list grows every day. The fundraiser’s impact won’t be felt for awhile, as the IPA needs several weeks to ferment and finish.

Still, mark your calendar: Second Chance has announced that its Resilience IPA will be poured at its Rancho Bernardo brewery, 15378 Avenue of Science, Suite 222, and its North Park tap room, 4045 30th St., on Dec. 22.

Read more from Pete Rowe's column here.

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