Patrons stand at the bar with their drinks March 31, 2017 at Kenai River Brewing Company in Soldotna. (Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Patrons stand at the bar with their drinks March 31, 2017 at Kenai River Brewing Company in Soldotna. (Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Kenai River Brewing Company participates in Camp fire fundraiser

Soldotna’s Kenai River Brewing Company is joining thousands of breweries across the country in brewing up a Resilience Butte County Proud IPA to support Californians affected by the Camp wildfire. “We have a number of employees and customers who have friends and family that were affected by the fire,” Doug Hogue, owner of Kenai River Brewing Company, said. “We’re super excited to be able to participate.”

The Resilience IPA is a beer made by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company out of Chico, California. Sierra Nevada shared the recipe with brewers across the nation as a way to fundraise for those impacted by the 2018 Camp Fire in California, which was the deadliest and most destructive fire in the state’s history.

Kenai River Brewing Company released their Resilience IPA Jan. 4, with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund, which will help rebuild the Butte County community. Hogue said within the first three days, the brewery sold more than $700 worth of the beer.

Kenai River Brewing followed Sierra Nevada’s recipe and made 15 barrels of the beer, Hogue said.

“We brewed quite a bit,” Hogue said. “It will be available for a while, which will make a good, steady revenue stream into that fund account.”

Several other breweries across Alaska are participating in the fundraiser, including Grace Ridge Brewing in Homer, 49th State Brewing in Anchorage, Anchorage Brewing Company in Anchorage, Bearpaw River Brewing Company in Wasilla, Arkose Brewing Company in Palmer, Midnite Mine Brewing Company in Fairbanks and Hoodoo Brewing Company in Fairbanks.

Residents interested in tasting the Resilience IPA can find it in the Kenai River Brewing Company tasting room.

More in News

David Brighton (left) and Leslie Byrd (right) prepare to lead marchers from the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex to Soldotna Creek Park as part of Soldotna Pride in the Park on Saturday, June 3, 2023 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna celebrates LGBTQ+ pride

The event featured food trucks, vendors and a lineup of performers that included comedy, drag and music

Judges Peter Micciche, Terry Eubank and Tyler Best sample a salmon dish prepared by chef Stephen Lamm of the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank at Return of the Reds on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at the Kenai City Dock in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai celebrates ‘Return of the Reds’ in food bank fundraiser

Chefs competed for best salmon recipe; fresh-caught fish auctioned

A freshly stocked rainbow trout swims in Johnson Lake during Salmon Celebration on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Johnson Lake in Kasilof, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Excellent lake fishing, good halibut and slow salmon

Northern Kenai Fishing Report for June 1

Map via Kenai Peninsula Borough.
Assembly to consider emergency service area for Cooper Landing

Borough legislation creating the service area is subject to voter approval

Peter Micciche (center) listens to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly certify the results of the Feb. 14, 2023, special mayoral election, through which he was elected mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Thousands respond to borough services survey

Many of the survey questions focused on the quality of borough roads

Two new cars purchased by the Soldotna Senior Center to support its Meals on Wheels program are parked outside of the center in Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.(Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion file)
Soldotna budget defunds area senior center

The unanimous vote came after multiple people expressed concerns about how the center operates

An Epidemiology Bulletin titled “Drowning Deaths in Alaska, 2016-2021” published Wednesday, May 31, 2023. (Screenshot)
Health officials say Alaska leads nation in drowning deaths, urge safe practices

A majority of non-occupational Alaska drownings occur in relation to boating, both for recreation and for subsistence

Chief J.J. Hendrickson plays with Torch the cat at the Kenai Animal Shelter on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna, Kenai to extend animal control partnership

So far this year, the Kenai shelter has served roughly 190 animals

Transportation professionals tour the Sterling Highway and Birch Avenue intersection in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, May 22, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna brainstorming pop-up pedestrian safety project

The temporary project aims to boost pedestrian safety near Soldotna Creek Park

Most Read