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Kentucky Breweries Helping Out With California Wildfire Relief

Posted at 7:17 PM, Nov 29, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Breweries nationwide are teaming up to send relief to areas of California devastated by wildfires.  A couple of those breweries are in Lexington.

When they heard about a nationwide fundraiser with California-based brewery Sierra Nevada, Georgetown’s Country Boy Brewery knew they had to be a part of it. The concept is that they send participating breweries the ingredients for their famous Resukuebce IPA and breweries around the country make it locally.

“This is the greatest and largest collaborative effort when it comes to craft beer that we’ve ever seen,” said Country Boy co-founder Daniel “DH” Harrison.

When the batch is completed, breweries sell it from their taprooms, giving 100% of the proceeds back to help out with California’s wildfire relief.

“This is our first opportunity to benefit an area outside of Lexington or Kentucky,” said Harrison.

Four breweries in Kentucky are participating, including West Sixth.

“It’s obviously a community that’s in need and if we can do something here in Lexington to help those guys out, there’s a lot of homes that were destroyed, and do whatever we can from a distance to raise money, raise awareness, help them out, and enjoy good beer at the same time,” said Andy Smith, head brewer at West Sixth Brewing.