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Hundreds of Craft Beer Barons Team Up to Help Wildfire Victims

When Americans fall on hard times, or when disaster strikes, We The People tend to set aside our differences and get to work.

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When Americans fall on hard times, or when disaster strikes, We The People tend to set aside our differences and get to work.

Sure, this is one of the most tumultuous times in the history of our nation.  We have a violent and uncivil element in our political climate that is driving a number of lunatics to violence.  We have international relationships that are as unpredictable as a swirling breeze.  We are enduring an unrequited angst the likes of which we have not seen in our lifetime.

And, to top it all off, the State of California is ablaze with historically destructive wildfires.

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The American spirit lives on, however, through the ingenuity and the industrious nature of some of our hardest working individuals in the craft beer business.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company has been strategic in planning how it might help nearby locals affected by the devastating Camp Fire. Last week, the company launched the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief fund, and seeded it with an initial $100,000. Now, the company founded by brewing pioneer Ken Grossman takes its efforts much further.

As Sierra Nevada writes in a Facebook post, the company sent out a “bat signal” to breweries nationwide, asking breweries to volunteer to make a fundraiser beer and donate 100 percent of the proceeds to the Camp Fire relief.

Sierra Nevada would provide the recipe and as many raw ingredients (malts and hops) as possible to anyone with the bandwidth to take part in the coordinated collaboration brew day on Nov. 27.

“Hundreds” of breweries stepped forward to brew the beer, a 6.7 percent traditional West Coast-style IPA that Sierra Nevada dubbed the Resilience Butte County Proud IPA.

The publicity of this effort has gone viral over the course of the last 48 hours as well, likely adding a significant contingent of breweries who are willing to take on the challenge and help their fellow Americans out west.

 

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Beto Seemingly Calls for WAR Over Mueller Report Secrecy

The left just had to find some way to make the idea of transparency seem sensational, didn’t they?

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As the nation patiently awaits the findings of the Special Counsel report, a debate is raging. On both sides of the aisle, we are hearing that transparency is key.  Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy Attorney General and self-proclaimed “heat shield” for Robert Mueller, has expressed his concerns over tarnishing the reputations of those not accused of a crime. The rest of America seems fairly well convinced, and rightly so, that there should be unfettered access to the report. And while this is undoubtedly a widely felt sentiment, the radical left just had to find a way to make it seem sensational. Cue 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke: “Republicans and Democrats should do whatever they can to make sure their constituents, the American people, can read that report, form their own judgement, make their own decisions, and that the truth comes out,” O’Rourke said at a campaign stop in South Carolina Friday. O’Rourke warned that America may not see another year if details of Russian interference in the 2016 election included in the Mueller report are not made public, saying, “This is an unprecedented attack on this country and on our democracy, and we are owed the facts. And if we do not receive them, 243 years in, there’s nothing that guarantees us a 244th.” O’Rourke is undoubtedly suggesting that a Civil War or revolution could take place over something that everyone already wants. Not only have a number of democrats parroted the “everyone should get to see everything” line, but they’ve done so in complete agreement with Trump-appointed Attorney General Bill Barr. For Beto to go nuclear in this statement is beyond bizarre, and sounds more like a coaxed soundbite than his true sentiment on the subject.

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Mueller Report Findings Expected by Congress Sunday

Monday morning’s water cooler chit chat has already been decided.

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Is our long national nightmare actually over?  Well, that depends on who you ask today. For many, the completion of the Mueller report on Friday, without any additional indictments being suggest by the Special Counsel, was a huge win for President Trump.  It meant that there wasn’t evidence sufficient to bring charges against the President…perhaps. We should remember that the DOJ’s longstanding belief was that a sitting President could not be indicted. On the left side of the aisle, however, a tense wait has begun, with the Attorney General expected to hand off a summation of Mueller’s findings to Congress any minute. Attorney General William Barr was expected to release his first summary of Mueller’s findings on Sunday, people familiar with the process said, on what lawmakers anticipated could be a day of reckoning in the two-year probe into President Donald Trump and Russian efforts to elect him. Since receiving the report Friday, Barr has been deciding how much of it Congress and the public will see. Of course, for some democrats, this simply wouldn’t cut it. “I suspect that we’ll find those words of transparency to prove hollow, that in fact they will fight to make sure that Congress doesn’t get this underlying evidence,” Rep. Adam Schiff of California, chairman of the House intelligence committee, said on ABC’s “This Week.” His plan: Ask for information and if that’s denied, “subpoena. If subpoenas are denied, we will haul people before the Congress. And yes, we will prosecute in court as necessary to get this information.” For now, we will just wait and see. We do know one thing for certain:  Monday morning around the water coolor is going to be a happenin’ spot.

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