American beers with Russian references

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by EastHastings, Aug 16, 2019 at 7:53 AM.

  1. EastHastings

    EastHastings Initiate (28) Jan 30, 2019 Estonia

    Not sure if this is the right subforum to ask this question, but I'll try.

    I'm of Russian descent living in Europe and I'm interested in American craft beer that has any kind of reference to Russia in its' name. Here are the beers I have on my list so far:
    * DESTIHL - Privyet, DESTIHL - Dosvidanya
    * Cigar City - Marshal Zhukov's
    * Voodoo - Зангиеф
    * Kane - Medovik

    Is there anything else that I have missed? Any help is very appreciated. Also, if you have those beers and want to trade (I'll be in Great Lakes and/or Pacific area some time this winter), drop me a PM :slight_smile:
  2. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,084) Sep 24, 2007 Northern Mariana Islands

    North Coast Old Rasputin.

    Great beer. Easily available in most of the U.S., and in pretty much every bottle shop, and a lot of stores out here on the Pacific Coast.
  3. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (220) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    Great quality, very affordable, year round, very available, cool reference and tie in with the style...what's not to love?
  4. Raime

    Raime Meyvn (1,296) Jun 4, 2012 Greenland

    Short's has Zangief's Bearhug. Pretty solid RIS. Street Fighter reference.
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  5. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,330) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado

    Anything from Comrade brewing in Denver has what you need.
  6. nick_perry

    nick_perry Disciple (388) Mar 11, 2017 North Carolina

    The Unknown Brewing Company in Charlotte, NC made Krash the Kremlin and Dirty Commie Heathen, both are Russian Imperial Stouts
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  7. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Poo-Bah (8,249) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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    Another fairly common example is Fyodor from Stone.

    Big Sky Ivan the Terrible
    Minneapolis Town Hall Czar Jack
    Midnight Sun Moscow
    Hangar 24 Pugachev Royale
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  8. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Devotee (491) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia

    I would search for any Russian Imperial Stout style on this site and just skim the results... sure to be plenty of Russian references there.
  9. Victory_Sabre1973

    Victory_Sabre1973 Poo-Bah (1,780) Sep 15, 2015 Minnesota
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  10. Ranbot

    Ranbot Champion (868) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

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  11. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,232) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,232) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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  13. MikeWard

    MikeWard Poo-Bah (1,702) Sep 14, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Aston PA's 2SP The Russian, though I doubt you'll find it outside of PA. Good hunting!
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  14. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,677) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Jolly Russian from Odell.
  15. moyalva2003

    moyalva2003 Initiate (104) Mar 26, 2007 California

    Moscow Brewing Company in Idaho
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  16. Amendm

    Amendm Zealot (509) Jun 7, 2018 Rhode Island

    Ivan the Terrible Imperial Stout from Big Sky.
  17. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (247) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    ...and there is also a barrel-aged variant.
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  18. onezendad

    onezendad Initiate (131) Apr 16, 2018 Ontario (Canada)

    Not American, but Nickelbrook from Burlington Ontario does a nice stout called Bolshevik Bastard. Nickelbrook does distro in a few northern states.
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  19. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,463) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland

    Double Barrel Popinski by Angry Chair. Wasn't sure if it was Polish or Russian based on the name, but the label has the old USSR/CCCP hammer and sickle tatoo on the guys chest so I'm assuming its Russian.
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  20. cg123

    cg123 Initiate (92) Feb 27, 2012 Ohio

    Sixpoint Bolshoi

    But I don't think they've made it in a number of years.
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  21. tylerstubs

    tylerstubs Initiate (151) May 14, 2015 Colorado

    Homage to the best video game ever also!
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  22. AllOfTheCats

    AllOfTheCats Aspirant (219) Mar 27, 2018 California

    Gigantic Most Most Premium Russian Imperial Stout
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  23. Ranbot

    Ranbot Champion (868) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    More Background...
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  24. sulldaddy

    sulldaddy Poo-Bah (3,453) Apr 6, 2003 Connecticut
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  25. DokiDokiLitFam

    DokiDokiLitFam Initiate (85) Jun 3, 2019 New Jersey

    Two Ton Brewing has a RIS that goes by the name of Field Artillery. It has that unique looking Russian Font on it.
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  26. Thirst_trappist

    Thirst_trappist Aspirant (268) Jan 18, 2016 Florida

  27. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,463) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland

    Crap forgot all about Mike Tyson's Punchout. I struggled to get by Glass Joe, so know wonder I forgot about Soda Popinski (I probably faced him a couple times at best).
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  28. lastmango

    lastmango Champion (800) Dec 11, 2014 Pennsylvania

    One of my favs!
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  29. vince4953529

    vince4953529 Disciple (368) Sep 28, 2006 California

    Avery The Czar (seems to be discontinued).
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  30. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,458) May 30, 2005 Michigan

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  31. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,677) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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  32. Ronmarley1

    Ronmarley1 Disciple (376) Jan 20, 2014 Ohio

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  33. jasonmason

    jasonmason Initiate (168) Oct 6, 2004 California

  34. paulish

    paulish Poo-Bah (1,810) Feb 2, 2014 New York

    Myshka - Off color Brewing
    Ded Moroz - Rushing Duck Brewing
    Zavtrak - Narrow Gauge Brewing
  35. Spaten454

    Spaten454 Disciple (363) Aug 23, 2012 Texas

    Dark lord has cyrillic letters on it.
  36. DavidK1126

    DavidK1126 Initiate (38) May 7, 2019 New Jersey

    Jughandle Brewing Co. (4057 Asbury Avenue, Tinton Falls, NJ) has a Russian Imperial Stout called "Break Dancing with the Czars". The ABV is 13%, and it is canned.
  37. SudsDoctor

    SudsDoctor Zealot (553) Nov 23, 2008 New York

    I believe there's an obscure little brewery in northern California called Russian River.
    AFAIK none of their beers have Russia-related names, but that's a minor quibble. :wink:
  38. BobMcKenzie

    BobMcKenzie Initiate (22) Sep 12, 2018 Florida

    Kulich from cigar city, colab w Russian AF brewing. BA RIS inspired by traditional Russian Easter bread

    Angry Chair Westbrook Colab, Russian Interference.