I came across an interesting article in the Kyiv Post on the coming of Ukrainian beer season:
With summer looming and the first days of real heat expected any time now, the beer season in Kyiv can be officially considered open (though when or whether it officially closes is another matter altogether). Though Ukrainians are considered mostly a vodka-drinking nation, they actually consume quite a bit of beer as well – sometimes even in the coldest days of winter, with their fingers freezing to the bottle.The author provides a fairly good review of the brews available in the capital city, including note of the passing of Chernihivske Bily Med, a white honey beer, I think as illustrated. Here is a bit more information on that brand and style, which sounds rather good if you ask me. At least it sounds a bit better than some of the brewery's promotional material:
"Chernigivske" is a world of real feelings, desires and inspiration. This is the world where people raise above the routine cares, where they feel the pleasure of victory and warmness of relationship. "Chernigivske" is a moment of delight; you can allow yourself to get rest and be ready for a daily struggle, getting more confidence in your strength. Choose "Chernigivske", and you'll try a unique Ukrainian lager beer, where traditional compounding of brewing of the ancient Chernigov city gives refreshing and distinctive unforgettable taste. Quality of "Chernigivske" always meets the highest requirements, owing to use unique Belgian brewing technologies, modern design of the bottle and labels, and permanent control at all stages of production.I used to owe a lot to unique Belgian technologies but that is an entirely different matter. No never mind for, as the good brewers encourage us all: "Let happiness of your life overflow just as scum of "Chernigivske" flows down the original glass."