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SWFL brewery makes special beer for Camp Fire survivors

Posted at 12:31 PM, Dec 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-07 12:33:29-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Breweries across the country including some in Southwest Florida made a special brew to help those affected by the Camp Fire in California.

Palm City Brewing Company started to brew their first batch of the Resilience IPA Friday morning.

The IPA was created by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in hopes of raising funds for those who lost everything in the wildfire.

The company shared the recipe for the beer with breweries across the county in hopes of raising even more money.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is located near Paradise, California where the wildfires ripped through people’s homes.

Owner of Palm City Brewing Ryan Bowen said he’s proud to be see the craft beer industry come together for such a great cause.

“I believe there are over 1,000 breweries that are doing this. It’s kind of a big thing for craft beer to come together,” said Bowen.

Brewers said 100 percent of the proceeds from sales will go to Camp Fire survivors.

However, Bowen said he also has a personal reason to help those in Norther California.

“This past summer my wife and I celebrate our 10 year anniversary and we drove through Northern California.

It was right in the same area so when we were presented with the opportunity it was pretty easy to help.”

Bowen said the beer at Palm City Brewing should be ready in about 2 weeks.

He also said non-beer lovers can still help by donating to the fund.