Beer Drinkers & Brewers for Ukraine

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Todd, Mar 9, 2022.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (13,172) Aug 23, 1996 Finland
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    The purpose of this thread is to provide some resources for those of you looking to help support Ukraine and its people in this time of need.
    Recently in the News:
    If you see any news of breweries or beer-centric businesses helping to raise funds/awareness, please post the info + links in this thread.

  2. HoppingMadMonk

    HoppingMadMonk Grand Pooh-Bah (4,387) Mar 3, 2017 New Jersey
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    This was a very smart post, thank you very much.

    It might give some options to help vs feeling helpless and just watching it unfold every day.

    Again, thank you.
  3. EdmundExley

    EdmundExley Grand Pooh-Bah (4,244) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    Very good initiative and thread, which I approve entirely.

    We are all saddened by these tragic events, and how quickly this evolved and unfolded and still is and will sadly continue to.

    Definitely smarter than calls for boycott or emptying Russian vodka bottles on the streets. The Russian leader made his bed and launched a full scale agression on a sovereign country, the Russian people over there or the Russian diaspora isn’t responsible on every accounts.
  4. AzfromOz

    AzfromOz Pooh-Bah (2,039) Aug 22, 2020 Australia
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    Great thread.

    My father's side is Ukrainian, my surname, Gladki, means "smooth" in Ukrainian and I, and many others, feel pretty helpless and frustrated at the situation. My grandparents suffered through World War II in the Ukraine and Germany and the parallels between what happened in the lead up to that conflict, and what's happening now - especially the desire not to be involved and hoping it goes away - are eerie.

    Anything we can do to help, short of picking up a rifle in our home countries, we should be doing.

  5. jkeymaginnis

    jkeymaginnis Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2012 Louisiana

    #5 jkeymaginnis, Mar 9, 2022
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  6. rawmustard

    rawmustard Initiate (186) Jan 15, 2010 Michigan

  7. jeffluckyno13

    jeffluckyno13 Aspirant (209) Feb 27, 2016 Arizona

    Great post with some great options to help.
  8. FDDJ

    FDDJ Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2021 Georgia

  9. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Grand Pooh-Bah (3,458) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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  10. HDeCastro

    HDeCastro Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2018 New York

    Keuka Kafe
    A Wine Bar
    112-04 Queens Blvd

    Forest Hills, NY 11375


    They started adding Ukrainian beer to their menu that already had Ukrainian wine.
    they have links on their website to donate to Ukraine. here are a few

    United Help Ukraine
    Mighty Cause
    Donate to the Life-saving medical supplies to Ukraine's front lines
    Revived Soldiers Ukraine
    Donate to Treatment of the wounded and the provision of hospitals

    Razom for Ukraine
    Donate to Tactical medical training and emergency response in Ukraine

    Nova Ukraine
    Donate to Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine
    Sunflower of Peace

    Donate to Tactical medicine
  11. celtsfan33

    celtsfan33 Devotee (311) Nov 12, 2019 Massachusetts

  12. JohnniEMc

    JohnniEMc Pooh-Bah (1,884) Sep 5, 2015 Pennsylvania
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    Great idea! Please keep the information flowing. Thanks.
  13. Oleksii

    Oleksii Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2020 Ukraine

    Hello! My name Oleksii, I am coowner of The Dealer Bottleshop of Ukraine.

    We have already contacted more than 1000 (!) breweries around the world, and have now received a huge number of replies.
    However, assistance rendered seems quite chaotic, spontaneous and unorganized, money transfers to international organizations like Red Cross, etc do not work. At the same time, real assistance is needed here right now - we’ve got no time to wait while more and more our civilians (and children!) are being killed by russian bombs and missiles every day.
    So, there is an idea to create a chat with breweries and beer geeks of each country uniting together those who are really eager to help, those who want to reach specific goals. Believe and hope, you are with us in these hard times. Believe and hope you will add your friends, other breweries you know, who are ready to help our wounded soldiers and civilians.
    Now, we have a list of things Ukraine urgently needs. What was available here, has already been bought, nothing more left, so goods from Europe are needed now on an urgent basis.
    To avoid long stories with all kinds of fund-raising etc, if it’s in line with your laws and regulations, of course, we propose that you can buy these goods and deliver them to the address in Romania very close to the Ukrainian border where volunteers from our side will meet them.
    Are you with us, guys? Please contact me
  14. AzfromOz

    AzfromOz Pooh-Bah (2,039) Aug 22, 2020 Australia
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    Dobre den, Oleksii. Rather than relying on individual PMs or conversations, is there a link you can post here?

  15. rgordon

    rgordon Pooh-Bah (2,627) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    I have never seen Putin so puffy and scared. He bet on Two Twos Ace high being the cocky jerk that he is. Russians really need to know exactly what their armed forces are doing. I hope he is run out on a rail soon. More Javelins and Stingers I should think are showing up and being put into service.
  16. 42North

    42North Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2015 New York

  17. Rug

    Rug Pooh-Bah (2,898) Aug 20, 2018 Massachusetts
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    I'm with you! If there's a chat I'd love to be a part of it
  18. beerionare

    beerionare Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Glory to Ukraine. Glory to its heroes. My wife and I are children of Ukrainian parents who fled the Soviets after WWII. Deja vu all over again. Hope my beer bros and sisters continue to stand with the people of Ukraine.
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  19. Todd

    Todd Founder (13,172) Aug 23, 1996 Finland
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    From Burns Family Artisan Ales in Denver:

    Burns Family Artisan Ales announces the release of Courage, an anti-imperialist stout offering created to support humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.

    Our brewers have put their heads and the heart of our cellaring program together to blend a special Imperial Stout, releasing Thursday, March 17 at 3pm.

    Sales proceeds will be sent to Mercy Corps, which is working alongside Ukrainian communities to help families affected by the conflict.

  20. Crusader

    Crusader Pooh-Bah (1,589) Feb 4, 2011 Sweden

    I'll gladly help finance Ukraine's defence with my tax kronor.[​IMG]

    #22 Crusader, Mar 11, 2022
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  21. celtsfan33

    celtsfan33 Devotee (311) Nov 12, 2019 Massachusetts

    While not a beer, Baxter Brewing of Lewiston Maine is donating sales of a cocktail to this cause: ( A cut and paste from a paywall protected article)

    Downtown in the Bates Mill complex, Baxter Brewing is serving the “Sea of Azov,” a blue and yellow cocktail named after the body of water bordering Ukraine’s southeastern border.

    General Manager Lauren Williamson said she came up with the drink, which features a tropical citrus flavor with “a little bit of heat.”

    The drink was added to the menu Wednesday, and all proceeds will go toward GlobalGiving’s Ukraine crisis relief fund.
  22. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,923) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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  23. honkey

    honkey Maven (1,314) Aug 28, 2010 Arizona

  24. JHDStein

    JHDStein Zealot (543) Aug 16, 2013 Germany

  25. BuffaloBill12

    BuffaloBill12 Crusader (442) Oct 21, 2011 Illinois

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  26. BuffaloBill12

    BuffaloBill12 Crusader (442) Oct 21, 2011 Illinois

    One of the owners of Midwest Coast Brewing Company ( in Chicago is a Ukrainian immigrant. Her dad and stepmom are headed to Poland to volunteer with the Global Disaster Relief Team and Midwest Coast is soliciting donations to that organization. More information on their Instagram (@midwestcoastbrewing).
  27. BuffaloBill12

    BuffaloBill12 Crusader (442) Oct 21, 2011 Illinois

    Midwest Coast Brewing Company is collaborating with Varvar Brew from Kyiv on a Ukrainian Golden Ale. They will be releasing it on Sunday, May 15th at the brewery along with a auction/fundraiser. More details on Midwest Coast's Instagram (@midwestcoastbrewing).
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  28. BuffaloBill12

    BuffaloBill12 Crusader (442) Oct 21, 2011 Illinois

    Another Chicago effort tonight. Revolution will be pouring "Give Beets a Chance," an "anti-Imperial" stout made with roasted and smoked beets. 100% of the sales will go to World Central Kitchen to support its efforts in Ukraine. This will be on tap at both locations. Crowlers available too.
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  29. jesskidden

    jesskidden Pooh-Bah (2,969) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    TTB COLA is good for all AB breweries, label says "St. Louis" (which is the common procedure for many US AB brands). Note, too, that this US recipe is "inspired" by the Ukrainian beer.
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  30. BuffaloBill12

    BuffaloBill12 Crusader (442) Oct 21, 2011 Illinois

    Another Chicago brewery has collaborated with Ukrainian brewer Varvar Brew to make a Ukrainian golden ale. Forbidden Root will be pouring "Breadbasket" tomorrow (Thursday, 5/12) at the West Town brewpub starting at 4pm. Some traditional Ukrainian dishes will be on the food menu as well. A portion of each Breadbasket's sale will go to various charities supporting Ukraine.
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  31. BuffaloBill12

    BuffaloBill12 Crusader (442) Oct 21, 2011 Illinois

  32. Arassuil

    Arassuil Devotee (385) Jan 21, 2008 Australia

    For those of us in Australia, Puck Futin Red is available for mail order. I got a carton of 16 of the 1st batch and it was quite a good drinking brew!

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  33. Giantspace

    Giantspace Pooh-Bah (2,757) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania