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Central Coast breweries to donate 100 percent of beer proceeds to Camp Fire victims

As search efforts continue in Butte County, and victims of the Camp Fire struggle to recover, Central Coast breweries are stepping up.

Places like SLO Brew and Central Coast Brewery are donating 100 percent of their “Resilience IPA” proceeds to victims of the Camp Fire.

“I’ve seen the video of the victims, homes, and some of the towns up there have been decimated,” said head brewer at Central Coast Brewery, Brendan Gough. “It’s something that’s really easy to donate your time and your money towards the wreckage that these fires have caused.”

These San Luis Obispo companies are joining more than 1,000 craft breweries across the country that are coming together to brew “Resilience IPA ” on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 – an effort spearheaded by Sierra Nevada Brewing, which is located in Butte County.

“Every single dollar that we make across our bar and that SLO Brew makes across their bar with this beer will be donated,” said Gough.

“We work together on a lot of things,” said SLO Brew brewmaster, Steve Courier. “Even though [we’re competitors], we tend to be kinda close. And breweries are like that, they’re kinda community oriented.”

The beer won’t be on tap for another two and a half weeks, but these local businesses expect to donate thousands of dollars once it’s ready to sell.

“We made 10 barrels of beer, and so that’s 20 full sized kegs of the beer,” explained Gough.

And what will it taste like?

“A lot of centennial and cascade, pretty hight bitterness,” shared Courier.

“The recipe formulation is very true to those old-school classic west coast IPA’s,” added Gough.

SLO Brew said they also supported victims of the Montecito landslide earlier in 2018 when they canned water and sent it to survivors.

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