WOW!!! These sold out SO quickly. Thank you, all of you, for helping us support our artisans! We will ship them as soon as they arrive. Although we aren't sure when, or whether, we may be able to get more, we're working on it. If you'd like to be informed if/when our artisans are able to make more, or if you'd like to know how else you can help us support Ukraine, please send a note and we'll keep you updated!
And of course, please do look around on the site to see if there’s anything else you like, so we can keep our virtual doors open and keep doing stuff like this!
PLEASE READ BEFORE ORDERING:
These coaster sets are made in Ukraine and have been shipped to Canada, as the postal service has resumed in some parts of the country. They have already made it out of Ukraine and will arrive as soon as possible. However, we are selling them now as pre-orders and will fulfill all orders once they arrive, in order to get funds to our artisans ASAP. Please keep this timing in mind when ordering. These are not eligible for coupon codes or discounts.
As many of you know, our Beerbarian Steins were made in Ukraine by a small collective of artisans in Mariupol, an eastern city that has been destroyed by Russian invaders. Our chief artisan made a dangerous escape from Mariupol with his family and a few colleagues, and they are now in hiding. Our incredible Storm Crow community has been key to their survival, thanks to those who contributed directly and who bid in our recent auction.
And, as it turns out, one of our artisan's friends was able to smuggle a small laser-engraving machine out of Mariupol in the trunk of his car.
Our chief artisan is a woodworker. It's what he loves to do. So we worked with him to figure out something he could make with the supplies he has: some wood, the laser engraver, and a borrowed corner of a local woodshop in the city where they're hiding.
The answer: a limited-edition set of 4 engraved coasters, each in a handmade box, tied with Ukrainian blue-and-yellow rope sourced by our artisan's wife. And 100% of the profits from each set, every single penny, will go directly back to this family to help them survive the war.
Each set contains 4 round engraved coasters in a custom wooden box, tied together with a small rope in Ukrainian colours.
The Tolkien-inspired design is similar to our Storm Crow LOTR tees, but the crow is holding a Ukraine coat of arms in its claws, and the Elvish text is... a little different.
The text, translated to Quenya in collaboration with a Tolkien expert, means: "Russian ship, go f*** yourself. Victory to Ukraine!"
This edition is limited to 99 sets. We're not sure if our artisans will be able to make more, so at the moment, this shipment is all there is.
Thank you, all of you, for continuing to help us support Ukraine and its people.