The name of the brew, fittingly, is Resolve, and the brew master behind the German-style lager, Naz Drebot, is sharing the recipe with brewers worldwide. Debot is the owner of 2085 Brewery in Kyiv, Ukraine, and his mission is to raise funds for the humanitarian effort in his besieged home country by asking brewers the world over to make the recipe for Resolve. “Whether it’s brewing Resolve and donating proceeds to our designated not-for-profit partner, or simply hosting a charity night in the taproom to drive awareness for the effort, everything helps,” he writes. All proceeds from the sale of Resolve are earmarked for the Global Empowerment Mission (GEM), an organization that is providing emergency aid to Ukrainian fighters and families.
So far 27 breweries, from as near as East Aurora, NY, to as far as Ireland and Germany, have signed up for the cause. Interested brewers can find the open-source recipe on the Resolve website along with the ready-to-download product label (plus a label printing discount) and a host of marketing assets.
For those interested in supporting the relief effort by raising a glass, Resolve Beer is being sold at Wegman’s, which has a store in Brooklyn and another in Harrison, NY, in Westchester County.