“All the owners of Burke-Gilman are from Spokane and we knew there was a large population of Ukrainian refugees there, so we thought it would be great to partner with two Spokane breweries,” Said Kenneth Trease, Burke-Gilman Brewing’s spokesman. “Collaborating together on a style of beer none of us had brewed or even tasted before was really exciting.”
According to research the three breweries did to create the recipe, a Ukrainian Golden Ale is a strong, slightly sweet ale with a subdued hop character. Some, including this collaboration beer, include coriander. “It’s a very distinctive beer that we are proud of and think will be very popular,” said Trease. “The best thing is we got to hang out with two of our favorite breweries from Spokane and make a beer for an important cause.”
Slava Ukraini, which translates to “Glory to Ukraine”, is only available for a limited time at all three brewery taprooms and proceeds will go to Ukrainian Red Cross and Spokane Helps Ukraine.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.