Sierra Nevada Brewing Releases Dankful IPA, Benefits Community Nonprofits
(Chico, CA) —Sierra Nevada announced plans today to release Dankful IPA, a generously hoppy beer that will help the brewery raise funds for a variety of charitable works. The brewery has committed to at least $1 million in donations through the program over the next year.
Dankful is brewed in honor of the nonprofits who are dedicated to the important work of supporting our communities. A hoppy West Coast-style IPA, Dankful will be on shelves in cans nationwide starting in mid-September. The beer is 7.4% ABV with 55 IBU and has a resinous flavor with notes of pine and tropical fruit.
Rather than making donations contingent upon Dankful sales success, Sierra Nevada has committed to at least $1 million in donations over the next year, which will be supported in part by Dankful sales. Sierra Nevada will partner with new nonprofits each quarter, allowing the brewery to be nimble and immediate in its efforts.
“With ongoing fundraising through Dankful, we can immediately support those nonprofits doing critical work in our communities by getting them what they need when they need it,” explained Sierra Nevada Vice President Sierra Grossman. “Dankful allows us to focus on what we do best: supporting the causes we believe in and brewing great beer.”
To kick off the effort, the brewery will donate $250,000 to World Central Kitchen for COVID-19 relief. Through its #ChefsForAmerica program, World Central Kitchen has provided 25 million meals for families facing food insecurity during the COVID crisis. The program also creates jobs for restaurant workers, providing support to one of the hardest-hit industries.
Philanthropy has long been an integral part of Sierra Nevada’s DNA. During the start of the COVID-19 crisis, the brewery worked with Enloe Medical Center to produce VTM—a necessary tool for COVID testing. In 2018, the brewery organized Resilience Butte County Proud IPA, a crowdsourced fundraising effort that raised nearly $10 million for the local community after the deadly Camp Fire.
About Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Inspired by frequent trips to the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Ken Grossman founded Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in 1980. Highly regarded for using only the finest quality ingredients, Sierra Nevada has set the standard for craft brewers worldwide with innovations in the brewhouse and in its sustainability efforts. The pioneering spirit that launched Sierra Nevada now spans both coasts with breweries in Chico, California and Mills River, North Carolina. Sierra Nevada is famous for its extensive line of beers including Pale Ale, Hazy Little Thing®, Torpedo® and a host of seasonal, specialty and limited release beers. Learn more at www.sierranevada.com.
March 5, 2022 @ 2:25 pm
In Canada, they do (or did) something and provide a thick walled twist off glass bottle with a ten cent deposit. True, the brewery does not have a mark or pattern in the glass but they are effective. I miss the longnecks and still question the logic of removing them from service. Brewery trucks make a round trips. As the truck is emptied, it seems logical to refill the empty cavern with empty bottles for the free ride back to the bottle house. I know that washing and inspection requires labor and energy but it just makes sense to reduce the carbon footprint (reduced recycling load and trucks) and reuse bottles. This is not a scientifically proven statement but it just seems impossible to use less energy mining, refining, melting, molding, and delivering new bottles than washing and refilling used bottles.
August 7, 2020 @ 6:40 pm
Is Sierra Nevada donating to specific non profits or are you accepting applications from others that support community arts organizations?
August 7, 2020 @ 4:42 pm
I’d like to see the craft brewers come together and agree on a standard, reusable bottle. Differentiated only by a paper label, with a substantial deposit. It would be a step towards a more sustainable future.