December 15, 2018
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Maine brewery debuts special beer to help victims of California wildfires

Courtesy of Matthew Trogner
Courtesy of Matthew Trogner
Rob Tod, founder of Allagash Brewing Co.

A Maine brewery is stepping up to help Californians who have lost everything to wildfires.

Allagash Brewing Co. and other breweries nationwide are coming together for the California Camp Fire Relief Fund created by Sierra Nevada, a brewery housed in Chico, California.

At last check, more than 150,000 acres have been burned by California’s Camp Fire, there have been more than 70 fatalities and about 700 people are unaccounted for.

Sierra Nevada was forced to temporarily cease operations because of the wildfires and has since launched their Camp Fire Community Fund.

Breweries nationwide will brew a special beer called “Resilience Butte County Proud IPA.” The brew debuted Tuesday, Nov. 27.

All proceeds go toward families battling the impacts of these fires.

In Portland, Allagash is giving back. The owners of Allagash and Sierra Nevada have a great relationship.

Workers say they’re proud to do whatever it takes to help out families on the West Coast.

“It’s just heartbreaking,” Jill Perry, senior manager of retail operations, said. “We know how tight our community here is as brewing community. We just feel for them. To even imagine what they’ve gone through and what they’ve lost it just felt like anything we could do to help were happy to do so.”

 


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