In the Nordic and Baltic countries, rustic farmhouse ales are still being brewed in a manner that elsewhere would be called experimental archaeology. Alongside the living traditions of such malted beverages as sahti, maltøl, koduõlu, and gotlandsdricke there is New Nordic Beer, doing for beer what New Nordic Cuisine has done for food. Brewing Nordic is a site dedicated to tales of Nordic ales, run by Finnish beer writer Mika Laitinen, a keen homebrewer, an avid ale researcher, and the author of Viking Age Brew. Finnish readers, please check also Brewing Nordic Suomi.
Adventures in the age-old yet vibrant traditions of northern farmhouse ales: sahti in Finland, koduõlu in Estonia, Sweden’s gotlandsdricke, the maltøl of Norway, and kaimiškas in Lithuania.Read more
New Nordic Beer
How to brew guides for creating new beers with the old farmhouse brewing techniques. Stories of breweries that create New Nordic Beers.Read more
I’m Mika Laitinen, and I will be serving you today. On the menu is information I have collected on traditions and innovations in Nordic beer, as a native of Finland myself.Read more