SA brewers team up for 'Puck Futin' beer

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Available from participating outlets is the new ‘Puck Futin’ beer, raising money for Ukrainian charities and refugees.

Ukrainian brewery Pravda shared five of their brewing recipes and invited breweries from around the world to brew for the Ukrainian cause. Inspired by Pravda’s spirit, and for reasons very close to home, South Australian trio, Prancing Pony Brewery, Barossa Valley Brewing, and Route 9 Distillery, have joined forces to brew their Red Eye Pale Ale aptly renamed ‘Puck Futin’.

“My wife, Natalie, and her family are from Ukraine, and we are very connected to the Ukrainian community in Adelaide. We couldn’t live with feeling helpless, as we watch the devastation being wreaked on this country,” says Rob Watt, Managing Director of Route 9 Distillery.

“I approached Prancing Pony Brewery with this idea of brewing for Ukraine and, coincidentally, they were talking already about this to the brewing community. Within a day, we had Barossa Valley Brewing throwing themselves at the opportunity to brew with us, Black Squid Design reworking the labels, CCL Label helped us to print and Barossa Enterprises assisted with labour for packaging.

CEO of Prancing Pony Brewery, Corinna Steeb, together with her husband Frank, migrated from Europe. The invasion reminds Corinna of the Cold War days.

“This time, instead of communism, the ideological battle lines are between the democracies of the world and autocracies and dictatorship,” says Corinna.

“The beer is aptly named ‘Puck Futin’ from Pravda’s Victory Beer Series, and is collaboratively brewed between Barossa Valley Brewing, Route 9 Distillery, and Prancing Pony Brewery.

Pravda is a proud brewery with a mission to create beers with Ukrainian spirit. We have marvelled at this spirit as their fight for freedom. This feisty red ale is brewed in SA, in collaboration with Pravda. It is a Pravda beer with their recipe and their label. It’s a beer for Ukraine with profits going to aid their brave resistance. So, raise a glass and toast to freedom.

Sold in cartons of 12 x 375ml cans, ‘Puck Futin’ will be available for pre-sales in South Australia from Prancing Pony Brewery, Barossa Valley Brewing, and Route 9 Distillery.

Beer Cartel has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for NSW, ACT, Vic and Qld. On tap the beer can be found at Barossa Valley Brewery, Prancing Pony Brewery in Totness, Pony on Rundle, and other
participating hotels and bars from the 22nd April.

The proceeds from the beer will be donated to charities assisting with humanitarian aid in the Ukraine and for Ukrainian refugees arriving in Australia. Donations to the cause are also welcome to Medicines San

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