Bend Resilience Fest               Chris Baus            Volunteers

The Bend Resilience Beer Fest last weekend was a huge success with 18 breweries from the Central Oregon area coming together to raise funds for the Camp Fire Relief Fund. For those that don’t know, Resilience IPA was created by Sierra Nevada Brewing of Chico, CA to help those suffering from losses at the hands of California’s Camp Fire. Over 1,500 breweries across the nation have come together to brew Resilience IPA and donate 100 percent of sales to the Relief Fund.

One fun highlight of the event was an auction of three 3L magnum bottles of Celebration Ale, Sierra Nevada’s fresh-hopped IPA. Our fearless leader, Chris Justema, was joined by Gary Fish of Deschutes and Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada to auction them off. Each bottle went for over $1,500, with the last going for $2,100!! The fest was a resounding success, and we thank the amazing people of Central Oregon for making this happen!