Award-winning indie brewery raising funds for Ukraine
Independent lager brewery, Utopian Brewing, is raising funds for Ukraine by making donations from the sales of its two best-selling lagers.
The young, Devon-based brewery – which recently scooped two regional gold awards at the SIBA BeerX Independent Beer Awards– created its ‘Stand with Ukraine’ fundraiser after the Russia-Ukraine conflict began.
The brewery, which uses 100% British ingredients and sustainable practices to produce its great-tasting interpretations of classic lager-styles, has so far donated £950 via the Humanity and Inclusion Fund as part of its ongoing fundraising effort.
Utopian make a donation for every can of their two most popular lagers sold and a special combined pack is available from £13.50 and features the brewery’s signature Premium British Lager (4.7% abv.) as well as its Czechia-influenced Ten Degrees session lager (3.9% abv.).
Richard Archer, co-Founder and Managing Director of Utopian, said: “We wanted to do something to show our support for Ukraine and it was a fortunate coincidence that our two biggest selling beers happen to come in a very similar colour scheme to the flag of Ukraine. We are donating £5 for every full case equivalent of either of our Premium British Lager or Ten Degrees sold either via our trade customers or our online shop so every single purchase will make a genuine contribution.”
It was Utopian’s easy-drinking Premium British Lager that won the brewery a SIBA regional gold this year in the Premium Lagers and Pilsners category, while its Vienna Keller Lager took gold in the Amber to Dark Lager category.
This is the third year in a row that the brewery, established in 2019, has been recognised for its lager at the SIBA Independent Beer Awards.
Utopian’s lagers, including its ‘Stand with Ukraine’ beer packs, can be purchased from Utopian’s online beer shop: https://www.utopianbrewing.com/shop or good bottleshops across the UK.