New ale 'Resilience' supports Camp Fire survivors

Standing on the catwalk above their brew system at 1188 Brewing Co. in John Day are John Spencer, Cindy Dougharity-Spencer and owners Shannon and Jeremy Adair holding their 2-year-old grandson Tye Adair.

The 1188 Brewing Co. owners, Jeremy and Shannon Adair, will donate all proceeds from a new brew called Resilience to California’s Camp Fire Relief Fund.

The recipe, developed by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and shared with 1188, will be on tap at the John Day business starting on Thursday, Dec. 20.

The Camp Fire started in the hills above Sierra Nevada’s Chico brewery on Nov. 8.

It became the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, burning more than 153,000 acres, killing at least 85 people and destroying more than 13,000 homes.

Owners of Sierra Nevada said many of their employees and community members have been affected by the tragic event.

Shannon said the devastation caused by the 2015 Canyon Creek Complex fire made them “ultra aware” of difficulties people face after a wildfire.

While the Camp Fire is on a greater scale, she said “the ability to help with a different area means a lot to us.”

Sierra Nevada shared an India pale ale recipe with 1,400 breweries around the world to raise money for the fund.

John Spencer, an 1188 brewer, said the Resilience recipe includes some different steps in the brewing process.

“We will be incorporating a few of those small changes in some of our other recipes,” he said. “We like the way it turned out.”

He said they made 50 gallons of Resilience on Dec. 2, and they will sell 5 gallons locally.

The other 45 gallons will be sold at the Central Oregon Resilience IPA Brew Fest, which is scheduled for 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend.

The event was organized by Cascade Lakes Brewery in Redmond, and all central Oregon breweries have been invited, as well as 1188.

Spencer said the ingredients for Resilience were donated by Gold Rush Craft Malt of Baker City, Hop Heaven of Baker City and Imperial Yeast of Portland.

“All the receipts go to the relief fund — 100 percent,” Spencer said.

Angel Carpenter is a reporter for the Blue Mountain Eagle. She can be contacted at or 541-575-0710.


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