How Craft Beer Aims to Support Ukraine

Within days of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a brewery in Lviv posted a picture to Instagram of three 750-ml bottles with cloth coming out of the opening. The team at the Pravda Beer Theatre was hand-bottling Molotov cocktails that day, wrote owner Yuri Zastavny. “It’s a very special bottling. We’ll bottle beer later.”...

...Taking on the Russian leader in various forms of insult is popular among brewers. Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin created a special label for its 32-oz crowler sales that features an image of Vladimir Putin with the words “Putin is a Dick” written across his forehead. The brewery calls it “an honest appraisal of the Russian leader.”

By St. Patrick’s Day, the brewery had sold more than 5,000 crowlers as well as t-shirts and stickers featuring the label. It also donated more than $54,000 to the UN Relief Fund for Humanitarian Efforts in Ukraine, a brewery representative told Wine Enthusiast....

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