Hay Camp hops help Camp Fire victims

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A local brewery took part in a national beer brewing effort to help wild fire victims.

Hay Camp Brewing Company released a new batch of beer to raise money for victims of the deadly Camp Fire in California on Saturday.

Brewers made three barrels of Resilience IPA for their Resilience Relief IPA Party. The brewery prepared 300 cans for sale.

Chico, Calif.-based Sierra Nevada Brewing Company crafted the recipe for the philanthropic brew. They distributed the brewing directions to Hay Camp and roughly 1,400 other breweries across the nation as part of a nationwide fundraiser.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. was temporarily shutdown due to their proximity to the Camp Fire last November. After claiming 85 lives, nearly 14,000 homes and burning over 150,000 acres of Northern California land, the fire is rated as California’s most destructive wildfire.

Hay Camp co-owner Sam Papendick said he felt hopeful after seeing craft beer makers band together to support one of their own.

“When you look at all the other 1,400 breweries that are participating, some of them [are] a lot larger than us,” Papendick said. “The funds that are being raised for this – I think it’ll be significant.”

NewsCenter1’s own Samantha Chadwell was born and raised in Northern California. She was overjoyed to help her friends and family back home.

“For me, it makes me feel like I’m home,” Chadwell said. “I‘ve only been here for a few months, but to be able to go back and say ‘hey, I‘m helping my home state from my new home state’ is amazing.”

100 percent of all proceeds generated by Resilience IPA sales will be donated to victims of the Camp Fire and their families. Hay Camp also accepted monetary donations during the event.

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