Ukrainian brewery switches to Molotov cocktails with “Putin is a***head” label

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  1. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (4,199) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    "The Pravda brewery in Lviv has gone from making beer to helping in the fight against Russian forces, creating Molotov cocktails with bottles depicting Vladimir Putin

    "A Ukrainian brewery has joined the fight against Russia by helping to make Molotov cocktails using bottles of one of their beers, which translates to 'Putin is an asshole.'"

    More info at:

    https://latestpagenews.com/news/ukrainian-brewery-switches-to-molotov-cocktails-with-putin-is-ahead-label/


    Hard to say if this is legit or apocryphal in the fog of war, but I thought it was interesting.

    Other photos at:

    https://twitter.com/Ghost_of_Kiev/status/1497766874213502977?s=20&t=uuZ-x6od73BpmLSf7fH11w


    https://twitter.com/joakedzierska/status/1497638506302255104?s=20&t=rXY9HwO4ubKAh9O4cwraeA

    I think this is the brewery — but maybe others can confirm:

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/46039/?view=beers&show=all#lists
     
  2. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Poo-Bah (2,083) Jul 2, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    ISO Putin Molotov cocktail beer

    but in all seriousness if this thread doesn’t get shut down I can only imagine living in either country right now has got to be a sight
     
  3. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,658) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    FTFY.
     
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  4. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,393) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Sadly it’s over carbed and a hop bomb…
     
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  5. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Poo-Bah (2,083) Jul 2, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Well. Yea I couldn’t imagine
     
  6. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (4,199) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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  7. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (4,199) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    From the brewery’s Facebook page:

    Thanks to friends from all over the world for their willingness to help. This is inspiring, despite the fact that our freedoms are at stake.

    A lot of you wrote about improving your cocktail design. Thank you! Remember - we are not a big but a professional brewery and do a lot of research! Not just a theory - many of us went through the bloody street protests of 2014, which overturned the ex-president, who is now hiding in Russia. Practice makes perfect!

    Thanks again and cheers for free Ukraine!!!
     
  8. flat_lander

    flat_lander Meyvn (1,001) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    DDB posted a screenshot of this photo on Instagram yesterday. I could make out enough of the label that I wanted to see it more clearly and was able to find it on Untappd right away. Ballsy for sure and good for them. Hopefully they're making large batches of these in 375 and 750 ml formats for the Russian invaders.
     
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  9. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (2,215) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    If they could only figure out how to make some of our fruited sours/ipa's catch fire when they blew up...
     
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  10. Shanex

    Shanex Poo-Bah (1,871) Dec 10, 2015 France
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  11. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,306) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    A pronounced petrol aroma and flavor combine for an explosive new brew. It's the Stingers and Javelins that are really raising hell! More on the way.......
     
  12. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,306) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Putin is backed into an isolated corner. Let this fish rot from the head down.
     
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  13. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Poo-Bah (2,083) Jul 2, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Also not to bring it back up but my brother is in the army and I know US said they not getting involved but he has an option to go to Poland for station and u know all that NATO situation so hopefully it’s all resolved soon for everybody’s sake and doesn’t become even worse than it already is
     
  14. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Zealot (596) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    My uncle is in Navy and he's been working in Poland for the past decade on a military base there
     
  15. sjrider

    sjrider Poo-Bah (1,669) Mar 4, 2016 California
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    Too damn bad this has to be political ,but it is - Fuck Putin, fuck that KGB killer criminal psychopath. My grandmother was born in Lithuania and I've heard stories about these regimes since I was a child. These people will not go down without a fight.
     
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  16. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (2,146) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    From the political world to entertainment to news to BEER ... is there any A-hole on this planet other than Putin who is rooting for Russia? :rofl::rofl::rofl: I don't mean to get political, but seriously. This guy sucks at reading the room.
     
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  17. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,306) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Yes. Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia are a thorn in Putin's ass. I wish Sweden and Finland would join NATO. I think they will now.....The current US administration has done a great job of bringing together a response that Putin likely didn't expect. We have some neighbors just up the street that are from Ukraine and they are worried and defiant.
     
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  18. BigIronH

    BigIronH Poo-Bah (1,831) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    Now that’s as good as it gets, folks.
     
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  19. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (4,199) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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  20. backwash

    backwash Initiate (29) May 26, 2021

    Why not just use some Lost Abbey "As intended" sours?


    FOOOM!!!
     
  21. micada

    micada Meyvn (1,393) Jul 13, 2015 New York
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    If they hurt Pohjala…
     
  22. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,306) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Beer is in good shape most likely.
     
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  23. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,533) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    Beer Advocate is my new independent source for breaking news on the international war front.
     
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  24. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,803) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    I would support them if I could but I doubt U.S. Customs would allow the import.
     
  25. Scotchboy

    Scotchboy Poo-Bah (3,307) Dec 7, 2010 Idaho
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    I Laughed...
     
  26. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (4,199) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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  27. Herbabee

    Herbabee Initiate (168) Jul 30, 2018 Pennsylvania
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    hoo boy, given all the knee-jerk reactions, i'm now awaiting the cancellation/termination of Old Rasputin...
     
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  28. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (2,160) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Don't give anyone any ideas now
     
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    IPAExpert69 Aspirant (245) Aug 2, 2017 Pennsylvania

  30. imtroy703

    imtroy703 Devotee (431) Nov 13, 2009 Virginia
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    Lakefront Brewing has a history with the Ukranian Brewery as well. And a beer coming out as well:

    https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-new...eer-blasting-russian-president-vladimir-putin
     
  31. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (4,199) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Thanks

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  32. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,803) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Gotta admit, I like the artwork.
     
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  33. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,532) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Well, probably not the Molotov cocktail ones (gasoline is not an approved "adjunct"), but as long as the beer is imported by a licensed US importer* and has a TTB approved label, it can get through Customs. It's happened before (2018 label):
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    * Of course, they'd have to find another importer since Shelton Bros. is defunct.
     
  34. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (4,199) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    According to the brewery’s Facebook page, as of March 1, they had raised the U.S. equivalent of over $125,000 for the Ukrainian army. There are links to donation apps / portals.
     
  35. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,803) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Thanks for that, will look into making a donation.
     
  36. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,532) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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  37. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (2,160) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Even more ironically, their management culture seems to have been heavily influenced by society area work camp realism as well...
     
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  38. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,532) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Yeah, well, I didn't want to get into that aspect of "Rogue" - too much else goin' on. :grimacing:
     
  39. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (4,199) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    From Russian River’s Instagram…

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  40. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (3,105) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Man, large Ukrainian population up the mountain here in Kerhonkson, NY. Can't imagine what the feeling is like in that town right now. There is a Ukrainian heritage center also in that town. With so much interest now, perhaps some of you will want to know more.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuzivka

    And there is some really good beer made at Rough Cut Brewing in that town. They don't do Ukrainian styles of beer or food, but any money put into that community now is a good place to spend it. Oh, and any BA chasing all the styles and needs Kvass, hit the general store in Kerhonkson.