Local breweries take part in fundraiser to help California wildfire victims

Paul Kurtz
December 04, 2018 - 4:26 pm
A California brewery's fundraiser for wildfire victims has gone viral

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A brewery's fundraiser for California wildfire relief has gone viral. 

Sierra Nevada and other Northern California-based breweries barely avoided the destructive firestorms, but many of their workers lost everything.  

Sierra Nevada Owner Ken Grossman's response was to launch a fundraiser beer called Resilience IPA, and he's asked every brewery in the country to do the same.  

In our region, upwards of two dozen breweries have agreed to help.  

"Yeah it's very exciting. It's a huge effort. They should make a bunch of money and it's something that we're proud to be a part of," said Curt Decker, owner of Second District in South Philadelphia.

"We're gonna do a seven barrel batch, probably brew it in the next week or two and it'll take two weeks or so to ferment out. It should be ready in a month, probably right around the new year," Decker said. 

He's looking to raise $10,000. 

Some of the other breweries involved include Roy Pitz, Tired Hands, Neshaminy Creek and Evil Genius.