Boston Beer Company, maker of Samuel Adams, plans to support Ukraine amid invasion and humanitarian crisis with open-source beer recipe called ‘Resolve’

Boston Beer Company, maker of Samuel Adams, Dogfish Head and other craft beer brands, has announced its support for Ukraine as the country and its people fight against Russian invasion with a collaborative beer called “Resolve”, designed to raise awareness and fundraise for the country’s humanitarian effort.

The open-source beer recipe comes from 42 North Brewing Company, of East Aurora, New York, and 2085 Brewery, of kyiv, Ukraine, according to a statement from Boston Beer Company.

Resolve is a traditional Kellerbier designed by Matt Matuszewski of 42 North Brewing Company, which the Boston Beer Company said was “a perfect style to complement the craft roots of the brewery.”

The collaboration brings together brewers from across the country, with the Boston Beer Company saying that despite the ongoing dispute, its brewers are consulting Naz Drebot, head brewer at the Kyiv-based brewery, on the final product even as Drebot defends his country.

“Each of Boston Beer’s local beer halls will be brewing Resolve for a theatrical release this spring,” the company said, adding that it will donate $50,000 to World Central Cuisine.

World Central Kitchen’s mission is to provide chef-prepared meals to communities affected by natural disasters and during protracted humanitarian crises. It provided nearly 300,000 hot meals each day in Ukraine, according to Boston Beer Company.

On the website for Resolve, said the craft beer industry is a “close-knit community,” with Drebot having previously worked for 42 North Brewing Company, and whom Resolve cited as the “inspiration” for the collaborative effort.

Resolve added that its label features the sunflower, Ukraine’s national flower, in shades of blue and yellow, the colors of the Ukrainian flag.

The Resolve Beer Can, the open-source recipe that Boston Beer Company will brew this spring in an effort to support Ukraine amid the invasion and its humanitarian crisis. Photo courtesy of Boston Brewing Company.

Boston Beer Company said its colleagues and members of the community were “quick to raise their hands to help the humanitarian effort in Ukraine as the news unfolded.”

He cited a specific example of his marketing manager, named Lesya Lysyj, and her husband, Bo, whose parents were both young children displaced from Ukraine during World War II who eventually reached North America. a decade later.

Seeing the events unfold and given their shared family history, Bo “transported refugees thousands of miles from the Ukrainian border in Poland to local shelters, sponsor houses and families who had already emigrated to other parts of Europe,” the company said.

“Craft beer is revolutionary and has always brought people together,” Lysyj said, according to Boston Beer Company. “As the resistance effort continues overseas and the United States welcomes hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians forced to flee their homes, Boston Beer Company is honored to share a taste of home by brewing Resolve beer in our beer bars.”

Resolve Beer will be available at participating taprooms for a limited time, while supplies last, including Samuel Adams Boston Brewery & Taproom in Jamaica Plain, Samuel Adams Boston Taproom as well as its Cincinnati Taproom, Dogfish Head in Delaware and Miami, Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles and Coney Island Brewing in New York.

Boston Beer Company started in 1984, brewing Sam Adams beer, and also includes brands such as Truly Hard Seltzer, Twisted Tea, and Angry Orchard Hard Cider.

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