Farmhouse Ales

Farmhouse Ales

This section is devoted to traditional farmhouse ales of northern Europe, such as sahti in Finland, koduõlu in Estonia, gotlandsdricke in Sweden, maltøl in Norway and kaimiškas in Lithuania.

Let’s begin with a comprehensive intro:

Sahti and Related Ancient Farmhouse Ales

Read this to know the origins of these ales:

History of Farmhouse Ales

If you want brew sahti yourself, check this:

Sahti Recipe and Farmhouse Brewing Tips

Low alcohol small beers were once important part farmhouse life too:

Small Beer Called Kalja

If you are visiting the Nordic or Baltic countries, I recommend reading this:

Where to Find Commercial Nordic and Baltic Farmhouse Ales?

From my journey to Norway, a brewing session with wood-fired cauldron and heirloom yeast:

Brewing Norwegian Farmhouse Ale in Hornindal

Malting is an essential part of the old farmhouse tradition, and this article shows why:

Traditional Farmhouse Malting in Stjørdal