Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the humanitarian situation in Ukraine was increasingly grave, and a lot of people were looking around to see how they could help. In the beer community, official campaigns such as Victory Beer Series, Resolve Freedom, or Drinkers For Ukraine were bringing breweries around the world together to raise funds for humanitarian relief efforts.
In solidarity with them and with our Ukrainian brothers and sisters, Hopsylvania also brewed a couple of 20L batches of beer and invited homebrewers in and around Munich to join in lending a helping brewer’s hand.
As homebrewers we've done it before back in 2019 when we raised money for the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund with our Resilience Night event, so we could do it again!
We needed to raise as much as we could, as soon as we could, so we came together and showed our support to all those in need of our help. The idea was simple, here's what brewers had to do:
- Pick which beer(s) to brew
- Sign-up via a form on this page
- Purchase their own ingredients
- Brew & package the beer
- Have it ready by May 16th, 2022
- Bring it to the venue
Once our beers were ready, we came together to share them with the community where people could drink them in exchange for donations. That's when we also compared brews, shared notes and learned from each other's experience, all while also raising money for charity.