Sierra Nevada Releases Resilience IPA

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Sierra Nevada releases Resilience IPA, the beer to support rebuilding after the Camp Fire. (Sierra Nevada)

It’s here! Resilience IPA, the mega collaboration beer to help Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s wildfire recovery fund, is coming to a brewery or beer cooler near you.


More than 1,450 breweries worldwide pitched in to brew the wildfire relief IPA after Sierra Nevada founder Ken Grossman sent a letter asking breweries to use their recipe to make the beer, and donate proceeds to help rebuild the Northern California community after the Camp Fire. The fire, which is among California’s deadliest natural disasters on record, killed at least 85 people, charred 153,000 acres, and destroyed more than 18,000 structures in Butte County — including homes of brewery employees.

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Sierra Nevada packaged the wildfire beer earlier this week and released it at their Chico, California, brewery Thursday night. Grossman was at Thursday’s release to personally pour beers and thank people for coming to support them. The brewery also has Resilience t-shirts on hand as well as cans to-go in the gift shop.

We’ve seen dozens of breweries across the U.S. announcing their own Resilience IPA release parties for this weekend and continuing through the holiday. Missouri’s Springfield Brewing Company hosted its release party with six area breweries Thursday night. Track 7 Brewing in Sacramento showed off its Resilience IPA crowlers. Knee Deep Brewing in Auburn, California, also held its release party Thursday night, selling 167 pints, 95 crowlers, and 14 growlers so far.

Sierra Nevada has an interactive map on its website that shows each brewery participating in the fundraiser. Check out the map to see which breweries near you are working on Resilience IPA, and then watch for release party info.

Jess Baker walked into a beer fest in 2010 and realized beer had come a long way from what her dad had been drinking since the 70s. She served as editor-in-chief of from spring 2016 to spring 2020, bringing you stories about the people who are the heartbeat behind U.S. craft brewing. She's a runner, a die-hard Springsteen fan, a mom who is always scouting family-friendly breweries, and always in search of a darn good porter. is fully dedicated to small and independent U.S. breweries. We are published by the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers. Stories and opinions shared on do not imply endorsement by or positions taken by the Brewers Association or its members.