On Friday, March 25th, eight Northern Virginia breweries teamed up to brew Putin Huylo, a recipe from Ukraine’s Pravda Brewery. will go to both Pravda Brewery’s refugee relief efforts and Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen operating in Ukraine to feed refugees displaced by the Russian invasion.
Caboose Brewing Company, Fair Winds Brewing Company, Lake Anne Brew House, Loudoun Brewing Company, Ornery Beer Company, Quattro Goomba’s Brewery, Tucked Away Brewing Company, and Winchester Brew Works brewed their version of Pravda’s flagship Dry Hopped Golden Ale
From Ornery Brewing’s Facebook:
“In collaboration with pПивоварня «Правда» / Pravda Brewery in Lviv Ukraine, we are joining breweries across the globe in brewing our version of Pravda’s flagship Dry Hopped Golden Ale, Putin Huylo, to raise funds for Ukranian relief.
Putin Huylo has become a worldwide nickname for Vladimer Putin for his world actions. Google that translation, then join us in helping the Ukrainian people.
Proceeds from the sale of our collaboration.” Stay tuned for the can and draft release.
If you want more immediate gratification, Fairfax’s Chubby Squirrel Brewing made their version of Pravda’s beer, and it’s available on tap and in single cans right now. From their Facebook page: “Using Pravda’s own recipe, including malts, hops, and yeast, we have faithfully recreated their Eastern European style Golden [Ale] with tons of white Belgian sugar and Pilsner malt to create a unique brew.”
Both versions of the Dry Hopped Golden Ale come in at 8% alcohol by volume.
Baltimore’s Heavy Seas Brewing is also getting in on the charitable efforts, brewing an American Red Ale from Pravda, named Red Eyes, which will be available on tap and in crowlers on April 1st. One hundred percent of the profits from the beer and related merchandise sales are being donated to the United Nations Ukrainian Humanitarian Fund.
From a press release: “Pravda Brewery, based in Lviv, recently opened up their recipes for anyone in the world to brew their beer while thy shift gears to help with the war effort locally. The Heavy Seas team chose to brew ‘Red Eyes,’ a smooth drinking, mildly hoppy classic amber hued ale.
Hugh Sisson, founder of Heavy Seas said, ‘Our team very much wanted to do something to help, even in a small way, the Ukrainian people who are enduring so much. When we saw that Pravda Brewery was making their recipes available it seemed like a great opportunity to do our part and help in a way that seems so natural to us.’
The beer will be available on draft and to go in crowlers at the brewery tap room beginning April 1. There will also be available a limited release t-shirt. The tap room will open that day at 3 pm. About 100 kegs of draft beer will also ship to local bars and restaurants beginning the week of April 11. The first fifty crowlers sold will be emblazoned with the artwork from the Pravda Brewery thanks to CC Press who donated the replicated art to Heavy Seas.”
More area breweries may join these ten in making Pravda beers, with the proceeds going to charitable efforts. Watch this space and social media for more information as it becomes available. Want other boozy options that support Ukraine, check out Drinkers for Ukraine. Go forth and drink for a good cause!