Craft breweries are never shy to support those in need. Buffalo’s Sato Brewpub is doing its part to help Ukrainian refugees through the sale of a newly brewed beer.
On April 15th, Sato Brewpub will release on draft a Belgian Tripel called Syla (9.1%). Sato will donate two dollars from every pint of Syla sold to the Ukrainian American Freedom Foundation. This a non-profit foundation whose mission is to provide Ukrainian medical and humanitarian aid.
Pravda Beer Theater in Kiev are the creators of Syla. The name of this beer is a reference to Ukraine’s 1991 independence from the USSR. Pravda brews Syla with Pilsner, Caramunich and Wheat malts, and Magnum, Celeia and Perle hops.
Sato’s take on this beer showcases fruity grape and mandarin orange flavors. To compliment the fruity flavor, there are notes of light clove as well as white and black pepper. The use of spices, such as coriander, add a layer of complexity to Syla.
“This recipe was originally released online by Pravda [Beer Theatre] as a way to build an international community in support of Ukraine,” said head brewer Evan Flury. “While some minor adjustments were made to our version, Sato Brewpub is committed to the ideal of building community and supporting the Ukrainian people.”
About Sato Brewpub:
Sato Brewpub is a brewpub located in downtown Buffalo, NY, opened in 2018 by owners Josh and Satomi Smith. Sato’s main values are community, creativity, and ambassadorship, with the goal of bridging the cultures of Japan and upstate New York through food, beer, and social outreach.