We’re ecstatic to announce that we are partnering with Switchyard Brewing Co. to take part in Sierra Nevada’s nationwide brewing campaign to support the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund. We are joining over 1,200 breweries from across the country who have all pledged to make Resilience Butte County Proud IPA and donate proceeds to the fund. With our neighbors at Switchyard Brewing, we will brew 15 barrels of this IPA to hit taps in January across all locations.
The money raised will support organizations dedicated to rebuilding and supporting the communities affected by the fire in Butte County, California, the most destructive wildfire in California history. We’re proud to be a part of the Indiana craft beer community where 20 other breweries have already pledged to be a part of this campaign. Our collaboration with Switchyard will mark the first in the state for Resilience IPA. With Switchyard providing tank space for this project, we’re able to brew in line with the rest of the country. In turn, we’re sharing the commitment to sell the IPA at Switchyard’s tap room and across Upland locations and raise money for the Camp Fire Relief Fund.
“It’s a great opportunity for brewers everywhere to come together,” said Switchyard co-founder Kurtis Cummings. “I don’t think there’s another industry that would make something with one another then donate all of the proceeds, it’s wonderful to see,” he said. Sierra Nevada kicked off this initiative on Giving Tuesday, November 27th and in just one short week has created a movement sure to have a great impact on the communities of Butte County, CA. Upland President Pete Batule said, “After seeing what happened in California we obviously wanted to help in any way we can. This project allows us to not only to do that but to also join forces within the Bloomington community for a great cause.”
Switchyard Brewing opened their taproom in May and has quickly become a staple of the Bloomington community. The brewery even has a personal connection to the project, Head Brewer Jake Gee used to work on Sierra Nevada’s Mills River brewing and water management teams for three years. “Seeing the great people at Sierra take this initiative means a lot because while this obviously concerns Chico and surrounding areas, they were able to get breweries across the country to step up and donate to the cause,” Gee said.
More information on Sierra Nevada’s nationwide call to action, Resilience IPA, and the foundation they’re donating to can all be found here.
Check out Switchyard Brewing here