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8th March 2022

Craft brewery joins forces with Roger Protz to aid Ukraine

A special beer called Resist is being brewed by Farr Brew at Coleman Green to help raise funds for the people of Ukraine. The beer is the result of a collaboration between the brewery and Guild member Roger Protz.

Protz says: “When I spoke to Nick Farr and Matt Elvidge at the brewery and told them brewers throughout the world were being urged to brew beers to aid the Ukrainian people, they responded immediately and said they would devise a recipe for a special beer.”

Resist, 4.5 per cent, will be an amber beer and will use hops from Eastern Europe.

Nick Far says: “Hops are grown in Ukraine but it’s not possible to access them at the moment, so I will use Saaz hops from the Czech Republic and other hops I can source.”

He will get his hops from Charles Farham, the country’s leading hop merchants. The beer will be a cask-conditioned real ale and should be available early next week for sale in Farr Brew’s pubs, including the Elephant & Castle at Amwell and the Reading Rooms in Wheathampstead. A generous proportion of the income from sales will be donated to the International Red Cross.

Roger Protz adds: “The shocking pictures coming from the Ukraine showing innocent civilians being slaughtered means we must do everything we can to support the people there. I salute Nick, Matt and their team at Farr Brew for rising to the challenge.”


Press release from Roger Protz