The Ukrainian people are constantly in our minds and in our hearts. Can you imagine having to flee the only home you’ve ever known? Your country is invaded and you are forced to leave everything behind. I see clips on the news and online and it’s almost unfathomable. I have to constantly remind myself that I’m not learning anything about a period of history. Everything is happening right now.
I always wonder if we should talk more about the war against Ukraine on the air. Are we showing enough support? At the same time, I know that people see our radio station and our morning show as a pick-me-up and a sweet escape from this dark and cruel world.
Logan and I were doing our segment the other day called “The Good Stuff,” where we feature positive, uplifting news that hits you in the feels. We need them more than ever! Although what is happening in Ukraine is absolutely devastating, many people are coming together and showing their support for those who have been affected. We called if anyone heard of a local organization doing something to help the people of Ukraine let us know. Logan and I want to get involved, or at least help spread the word. Well, ask and you shall receive!
A few weeks ago, a friend and station listener Sean Kelly messaged me on Facebook telling me that Stripe Nine Brewing Company in Somersworth, NH was releasing an anti-Imperial Ukrainian Stout called “Resist.” It’s a Solidarity Brew, which means 100% of the proceeds will go to the humanitarian relief effort.
It’s one thing for a large corporation to donate money to relief efforts, but for a small, local business trying to offset a global pandemic, it’s truly noble and amazing.
And what better time to release this brew than during National Beer Week!
They’re hosting a can release event at Stripe Nine Brewing Co. on Saturday, April 16. There will be live music by Erin’s Guild at 6 p.m., artisan wood-fired pizzas (voted as one of the 10 best in New Hampshire) and of course the new beer will be available.
All the details you need are correct here! Sounds like a GREAT way to spend a Saturday!
15 ways to help people in Ukraine right now
As Americans watch events unfold in Ukraine, many are wondering how they can help. Below is a list of organizations responding to the crisis in Ukraine along with information on how you can support their various missions.
A 3-stop walking brewery tour in Portsmouth, NH is easy
A short walk between each stop, it’s a perfect afternoon brewing tour. If you are looking to spend a few hours trying local and different beers, give this route a try!