If the heartbreak of natural disasters drives you to drink, now you can do just that while supporting recovery efforts at the same time.
In the wake of the horrific devastation in California thanks to the Camp Fire, officially the most destructive fire in the state’s history, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is releasing an IPA in support of relief efforts.
Sierra Nevada’s founder Ken Grossman said in a statement, “we are proud to announce the upcoming release of Resilience Butte County Proud IPA. We will be brewing Resilience on Giving Tuesday, November 27 and donating 100 percent of the beer sales to the Camp Fire Relief Fund.”
But they didn’t stop there. The brewery also offered the Resilience IPA recipe to any brewery in America that wanted it if they would donate the beer’s sales to the relief fund as well.
“We are working with malt, hop and yeast suppliers to provide raw ingredient donations to all participating breweries...and are asking those breweries to donate 100 percent of their sales to the fund, as well,” Grossman said. “Our hope is to get Resilience IPA in taprooms all over the country to create a solid start for our community’s future.”
The second I heard the news, I knew I had to get my hands on a pint or can. According to Paste Magazine, over 1200 brewers have joined the effort — here’s a list of NJ breweries making Resilience IPA.
902 Brewing Co., Jersey City
902’s taproom is in the works, but they’re still donating to relief efforts.
Asbury Park Brewery, Asbury Park
Asbury Park Brewery combines two of the best things in life (beer and music, of course), and have now added giving back to that list.
According to Beer Advocate, Bonesaw’s brewmaster AJ Stoll “is a genius,” so the Resilience IPA recipe is in good hands.
Bradley Brew Project, Bradley Beach
Bradley Brew Project calls itself a “community focused, family run nanobrewery,” and they’re continuing to put family first by helping those in need. Find the Resilience IPA in their taproom in late December.
Death of the Fox, Clarksboro
Aside from being a brewery, Death of the Fox is a coffeehouse as well.
Eight & Sand, Woodbury
Eight & Sand specializes in sessionable beers and prides themselves on their sustainable brewing process — making them the perfect partner for the relief efforts.
Flying Fish, Somerdale
What would this list be without the New Jersey’s OG microbrewery? Now largest brewery in NJ, the tasting room is open from Wednesday to Sunday.
Hoboken Brewing, Hoboken
They don’t have a taproom just yet, but that didn’t stop Hoboken brewing from donating their time to Camp Fire relief efforts.
Human Village, Pitman
Human Village promotes connection, and what better way to do so than by helping out those in need?
Icarus Brewing, Lakewood
First opened in January 2017, Icarus is one of NJ’s newest breweries — but they’re already doing big things over there. They expect a January release of the Resilience IPA.
King’s Road, Haddonfield
At less than a year old, King’s Road Brewing Company is already lending a hand with the biggest craft brewers in the game.
Lower Forge, Medford
Check out Lower Forge’s taproom to get your hands on the Resilience IPA (hint: get there on a Friday for some live music!).
Ludlam Island, Ocean View
According to Ludlam Island’s website, they look forward to helping their community, and now they’re reaching even further by joining in on the Resilience brew.
Three 3’s, Hammonton
Three 3’s specializes in IPAs and saisons, so the Resilience IPA is right up their alley.
Zed’s Beer, Marlton
Zed’s offers a wide variety of styles of beers, and soon Resilience will be on its list. They’re open Thursday through Sunday.