Anti-Imperial StoutHomebrew Series
This borshcht-inspired stout is based on a recipe developed by displaced Ukrainian brewers and uses roasted beetroot to give it an authentic Ukrainian touch. Following fermentation, it was also conditioned on heaps of Belize cacao nibs and Madagascar vanilla beans. Once ready for serving, it was shared at a fundraising event to help raise money for humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.View on Untappd
- Last brewedApril 7th, 2022
- MaltsPale Malt, Vienna, CaraAroma, Special W, Chocolate, Carafa II, Flaked Oats
- YeastLallemand Nottingham
- ExtrasBeetroot, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla
Originally developed by displaced Ukrainian brewers as part of the Drinkers For Ukraine solidarity brew campagin, this Anti-Imperial Stout draws inspiration from the traditional Ukrainian borshcht by using beetroot as a key ingredient. Even though it was recommended to add the beetroot to the finished beer, to avoid a potentially prolonged secondary fermentation I decided instead to already add it to the mash from the beginning. The beetroot was therefore roasted and peeled, then partially chopped and pureed, and stirred in with the rest of the grains during mashing. The resulting rich and intensely colored wort was then fermented using a high-attentuation British-style yeast, after which it was transferred onto a blend of Belyzium cacao nibs and Madagascar vanilla beans to round up the flavor. With an intended low carbonation, the goal was to create something that was strong enough to make a statement, while still pouring smooth like a mocaccino, rich and roasty but also soft and creamy, with subtle flavors of chocolate and just a hint of vanilla. The resulting beer was finally shared with the local community at the Fortitude Fundraiser along with other homebrewed beers in exchange for donations. All of the money raised with this beer went towards the Red Cross to support humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.
Ukrainian Solidarity Brew
In solidarity with the people of Ukraine and with breweries around the world, Hopsylvania organized a fundraising event to help raise money for humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine. Together with local homebrewers, a series of solidarity beers were brewed and shared with the community at a local bar on the International Day Of Living Together In Peace, raising 2,550€ to support those impacted by the Russian war on Ukraine.Read more
This is a homebrewed beer that is not available for sale or distribution of any kind. It was a one-off batch brewed in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and shared with the local community in exchange for donations that went towards humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.