Belgium has started to brew Ukrainian Chernihivske beer, with all profits from sales being spent on humanitarian aid for Ukraine, Sky News reports.
Production of the beer is being switched to Belgium as the company that makes it, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), has halted production of Chernihivske lager and other beers at its three breweries in Ukraine due to the Russian invasion.
Ukraine’s ambassador to Belgium, Oleh Shamshur, visited the AB InBev plant in Leuven on May 6 to see the first cans of Chernihivske beer rolling off the production line.
All profits will go to humanitarian aid to Ukraine, AB InBev said.
Resumption of production could be seen as “symbolic” because “people who are drinking Chernihivske will think of Chernihiv, a city which was attacked by Russians and which resisted the Russian invasion,” Shamshur said.