What started as individual efforts by Eastern European craft brewers to brew beers supporting relief efforts in Ukraine has become a worldwide movement and now Sierra Nevada Brewing is lending its support.
Here’s the deal…
In the US it began when Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Lakewood Brewing introduced its Putin is a Dick beer label crowlers to generate funds for Ukraine relief efforts and has grown into a movement that signs no signs of slowing.
Then global craft brewer BrewDog announced the launch of a new beer, United for Ukraine and 100% of its profits being donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal’s humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.
On April 22, Boston Beer, home to Samuel Adams and Dogfish Head as well as local craft beer brands Angel City Brewery announced plans to join the Resolve relief beer effort an open-source beer recipe campaign with more than 36 breweries around the world now participating.
And now Sierra Nevada is lending its support…
On May 19th Sierra Nevada Brewing announced a new beer release and Taproom menu item benefitting the International Committee of the Red Cross humanitarian relief effort for Ukraine.
With this new beer the brewery is joining a global effort called Drinkers for Ukraine which has invited brewers from around the world to participate in a solidarity brew, benefitting the relief effort.
A unique take on the solidarity brew, Sierra Nevada RESIST Anti-Imperial IPA is a bold 7% ABV West Coast style India Pale Ale with an intense hop character, clean bitterness, and a crisp finish.
The beer is currently available on draft in the brewery’s taproom located in Chico, California and in the Torpedo Room in Berkeley, California, and it will debut in the Mills River, North Carolina Taproom on June 9.
But you can also support the Ukraine relief effort and purchase this important beer online. Sierra Nevada’s RESIST IPA is currently available for pre-order in select states. Online orders will begin shipping mid-June through early July.
In addition to the beer, a Sierra Nevada is also offering a Ukrainian-inspired menu item called Hutsul Banosh which will be available in the brewery’s taprooms in Chico, California Taproom and Mills River, North Carolina, coinciding with the release of the beer in each location.