‘We’ll Bottle Beer Later’: Ukraine Brewery Pauses Beer Production to Make Molotov Cocktails in Bottles With Labels Insulting Putin
The Pravda Brewery in Lviv, Ukraine, has halted beer production, opting to instead make Molotov cocktails (makeshift bombs made in bottles) in bottles of its “Putin Huylo” beers, which roughly translates to “Putin is a dickhead.” The brewery showed off the Molotovs on Instagram and Facebook.
On Facebook, it wrote: “Pravda Brewery team is hand-bottling today. It’s a very special bottling. So many people willing to help. We’ll bottle beer later.”
On Instagram, the brewery captioned its photo with: “Thank you friends from around the globe for your willingness to help. Many of you commented on how to improve the design of the cocktails. Thanks! Remember – we are a small but professional brewery and do a lot of research! 😊 not just theory – many of us went thru the bloody street protests of 2014👍.”
It also added that many people had inquired about donating and offered ways to donate toward the production of more Molotov cocktails or directly to the Ukrainian army. To find those instructions, see the Instagram post below.
Pravda started production on the Molotov cocktails after Ukraine’s Defense Ministry instructed civilians to make Molotov cocktails to resist invading Russian forces, according to the Kyiv Independent.
“If you come to our area, have an identity document. We do not serve the citizens of Russia and Belarus,” the brewery wrote in a separate Instagram post. “If you have a weapon with you, please leave it in our custody and return it to you at the exit.”
Pravda added that it will offer free tea and coffee to Ukraine’s military and police.
Here at Whiskey Raiders, we do more than write about current events in Whiskey. We are the only media property reviewing whiskeys and aggregating the scores and reviews of other significant voices in the whiskey world in one place. Check out our Review Archive for reviews and thoughts from our in-house critic. If you’re interested in getting a shot of whiskey in your morning email, sign up for our Daily Dram Gram!