Hay Camp to host release of beer to raise money for Camp Fire victims

A local brewery here in rapid city is lending a hand to those in California who are still trying to recover from the devastation caused by the Camp Fire.

RAPID CITY, S.D – Last year, the Camp Fire broke out near the town of Paradise, California making it the deadliest fire in the state’s history. After something like that completely levels a community, it takes a lot of time and resources to recover. That’s where Hay Camp Brewing Company here in Rapid City fits in.

They, along with 1,400 other breweries across the country were contacted by the founder of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company out of Chico, California. He asked that they participate in a nation-wide fundraising effort by brewing a beer called Resilience Butte County Proud IPA with one-hundred percent of the proceeds going back to support the impacted communities.

Sam Papendick Hay Camp’s Co-owner and brewer said they committed to brewing about one batch of beer. “For us it’s three barrels. So that’s about a hundred gallons and it’ll end up being around three-hundred crowlers. It was actually initiated by a lot of people in Rapid City that are from California or from, you know, the areas that were effected by the Camp Fire,” said Papendick.

Sierra Nevada agreed to reimburse every brewery that participated, if they would send all the proceeds from the beer back to support those impacted by the Camp Fire. So, this coming Saturday, Jan. 26, Hay Camp is hosting the release of the Resilience IPA from 4 to 10 p.m. The cans will be going for $14 for one or $40 for three. Even though we are over 1,300 miles away, the devastation caused by this fire can be felt all the way out here in the Black Hills.


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