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Sample Russian, Ukrainian Beer in the United States

31. August 2012 by Dasha 0 Comments

Curious about what Russia and the Ukraine have to offer in terms of beer? Thankfully, you don’t have to travel abroad to sample the brews of Eastern Europe. Here are a few Russian and Ukrainian beers you can find right here in the United States.

Founded in 1990, Baltika is the second-largest brewery in Europe and is the most popular beer in all of Russia. The brand has received over 500 awards, including prizes from such well-known competitions as the Brewing Industry International Awards, the World Beer Awards, the International Beer Challenge, the European Beer Star Awards, and the World Beer Cup. Balitka offers a broad range of beers.

Visit Baltika Beer to learn where you can pick up Russia’s favorite beer.

Obolon is the largest brewer in Ukraine and sells beer under six brands: Obolon, Obolon BeerMix, Magnat, hike premium beer, Zibert and Desant. The company exports beer to 33 countries, including the United States. Visit the brewery’s international partners’ page to learn more. Sites like BevMo.com are also useful as they ship beer across the country (though availability depends on your state of residence).

Slavutych is part of the Carlsberg group and has breweries in Kiev and Zaporizhia, Ukraine. U.S. beer lovers can sample one of three varieties. Learn more here.

Beer lovers might also be able to acquire brews from Russia and the Ukraine on Alibaba.com, a global trading website. Click to view Russian and Ukrainian brands.


This is by no means an exhaustive list. Certain restaurants, stores, and specialty shops may carry other brands of Russian and Ukrainian beer. Good luck and happy hunting!