Boozy Tribute: Justin Trudeau now has a Ukrainian craft beer named after him.




A Ukrainian brewery is stirring the political ferment with the release of a beer named after Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The brew, a “magnum IPA”, is adorned with a picture of Mr Trudeau in boxing gloves, with a red “L” for his Liberal Party and a cannabis leaf. Foreign minister Chrystia Freeland also makes an appearance.

Craft brewery Pravda says the beer is to honour Trudeau and  Freeland’s support for Ukraine against Russia.

On its official website, craft brewery Pravda calls Mr Trudeau “Leader of the Liberal Party, beloved by women, and kind of sex symbol.”

It further says, “Trudeau is known for his sympathy for coloured socks and marijuana, in addition to supporting the struggle for women’s rights, and the LGBT movement.”

“Since the beginning of the war in Eastern Ukraine, Trudeau actively supports the Ukrainian government and condemns Russia’s actions.”

Earlier this year, a trio of craft brewers from the United States and Mexico teamed up to create a new brew called “Amigous,” aimed at refuting Mr Trump’s anti-Mexico rhetoric.

The beer’s label portrayed the American president as a traditional Mexican mariachi musician with a swastika belt buckle.

Brews named after Russian President Vladimir Putin and former US President Barack Obama are also in the works, according to Pravda’s website.

Trump, meanwhile, inspired a “Mexican lager.”