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Mid-state breweries raising money for wildfire fund

Posted at 10:48 PM, Nov 30, 2018

Local beer-makers will soon be serving up something special to benefit a good cause. 

The breweries will be taking part in a national effort, led by the California-based Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. The breweries will make a beer from a recipe sent out by Sierra Nevada, and all proceeds from the beer will go to help victims of the Camp Fire that burned in Northern California in November. The fire killed 88 people and devastated the region. 

"We're really excited and pleased to be a part of it," Carl Meier said. Meier is the founder of Black Abbey Brewing Company in Nashville. "A lot of small things rolled up together can make an enormous difference."

Black Abbey is one of several breweries taking part in the project. Other mid-state breweries include Yazoo, Tailgate, Jackalope, Tennessee Brew Works, Southern Grist, Fat Bottom and East Nashvill Brew Works, according to Sierra Nevada's website.

"what they've asked us to do is, every brewery make this very specific IPA, they sent around the recipe,"Meier said. 

And that recipe will create 'Resilience Butte County Proud IPA.'

"We expect to be piney, we expect it to not be aggressively bitter," Meier said. 

Meier expects the Tenn. breweries to raise anywhere from $30,000 to $50,000.

'Resilience Butte County Proud IPA' is expected to hit taprooms across the city at the end of December.