HENDERSON (KTNV) — This week Weston Barkley is achieving one of his dreams as he is set to brew a batch of Sierra Nevada beer alongside hundreds of other brewers across the U.S.
"The circumstances are terrible. Sierra Nevada is a company and a brewery and a company that I've always looked up to," Barkley said.
The head brewer at Bad Beat Brewing in Henderson is planning to get his batch of Resilience IPA going Wednesday after a shipment of supplies was a day late. The schedule will have the beer on sale at the brewery's tap room and a few select restaurants by the end of the month.
Bad Beat Brewing is one of more than 1,000 breweries nationwide that took the craft brewer up on the request to brew Sierra Nevada Resilience IPA and donate 100 percent of proceeds to the Camp Fire Relief Fund.
Sierra Nevada made the recipe available to the brewers and helped line up suppliers for the ingredients needed for the brew.
The Camp Fire has destroyed thousands of homes outside of Chico, California, where Sierra Nevada was founded and has grown into one of the nation's largest brewers.
Barkley said when the company reached out in its community's time of need there was no question about how Bad Beat Brewing would respond.
"To be in this industry and have somebody within the industry reach out to try something. There was not even a second thought about whether it was going to be yes or no," Barkley said. "The brewing community has always been good to one another. When Sierra Nevada throws out the Bat-signal you respond."
While the long list of breweries signed up for the fundraiser are expected to have the beer brewing this week, it isn't expected to be available to customers until late December but at that point, the money should start pouring into the relief fund.
"The goal is 100 percent of sales. We do not take anything in. Everything goes out to help those impacted by the Camp Fire," Barkley said. "Everyone involved in this, you sell it where you are so it has the big global reach."