California breweries are kicking off a special statewide collaboration brew to benefit the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA), the non-profit trade organization representing the craft and specialty brewing industry in California.
“As we pull through the pandemic and look forward, CCBA is launching a celebratory and unifying beer that any CCBA member can brew to continue to tell the story of craft beer across the state of CA and fundraise for the association.” said Lori Ajax, Executive Director of the CCBA.
Participating breweries will be creating their own recipe and choosing their own beer style to brew.
“As long-time members, supporters and a former Board Member of the CCBA, Vinnie and I are excited and honored to be brewing this special beer for the best craft beer trade association in the country!” said Natalie Cilurzo, co-owner of Russian River Brewing. “The California craft beer scene would not be what it is today without the tireless and proactive efforts of the CCBA. We love brewing fundraiser beers and this one checks all the right boxes, too. Our CCBA Collaboration brew is an IPA which will be available late July!”
Formed in 1989, the CCBA is the oldest state trade association representing craft breweries. CCBA has primarily funded its mission with funds derived from membership dues and large-scale industry and consumer events. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CCBA was forced to cancel numerous conferences and the annual CA Craft Beer Summit in both 2020 and 2021.
“The CCBA provides a foundation that California Craft Breweries can build upon, and provides a legislative moat protecting our rights and privileges.” said Lynne Weaver, founder of Three Weavers Brewing Company and Board Chair of the CCBA. “Decades of legislative leadership positioned the CCBA to act swiftly and to successfully push legislation that assisted California Craft Breweries during the pandemic. It’s an honor to support the CCBA in this fundraising brew, allowing the CCBA to continue their good work for our industry. Three Weavers is excited to brew a Pale Ale for our CCBA Collaboration brew.”
CCBA Brewers Collaboration fundraiser was made possible through the generous support of CCBA allied trade members including Crosby Hops, The County Malt Group Custom Label, and Vessel Packaging who donated ingredients and discounted services for the project.
CCBA Brewers Collaboration beer will be available in packaged beer at participating brewery locations throughout the state beginning in mid-July and throughout the summer and early fall. More information on the fundraiser, how to get involved, and participating brewery map visit https://californiacraftbeer.com/ccbabrewerscollaboration/