Books

My first book in English, Viking Age Brew: The Craft of Brewing Sahti Farmhouse Ale, will be published by Chicago Review Press in June 4, 2019.

Viking Age Brew is the first book in English to describe traditional Nordic farmhouse ale Sahti

Viking Age Brew brings beer history alive and takes readers on a lavishly illustrated tour of rustic brewhouses fueled by wood and passion. Sahti is a Nordic farmhouse ale that is still crafted in accordance with ancient traditions dating back to early medieval times and the Viking Age. Sahti is often thought of as a freak among beer styles, but this book demonstrates that a thousand years ago such ales were the norm in northern Europe, before the modern-style hopped beer we drink today reached the masses. Viking Age Brew is the first English-language book to describe the tradition, history, and hands-on brewing of this ale. Whether you are a brewing virgin or an experienced brewer, the book unlocks the doors to brewing sahti and other ancient ales from medieval times and the Viking Age.

In the USA available wherever books are sold and online at Chicago Review Press. Internationally available at least on most online stores selling books in English. 

Books in Finnish

I have also co-authored two beer books in Finnish. My first book, Sahti: Elävä Muinaisolut (Sahti: Ancient Ale with a Living Tradition, 2015) written with Johannes Silvennoinen and Hannu Nikulainen describes the history, culture, and brewing traditions of sahti. The second, Rakkaudella Pantua: Kotioluen Uusi Tuleminen (Brewed with Passion: The Revival of the Homebrew, 2016), in my view the best homebrewing guidebook ever written in Finnish, is a fruitful collaboration with journalist and beer sommelier Maria Markus. Available wherever Finnish books are sold, for example on Adlibris.

Book covers for my Finnish books Sahti: Elävä muinaisolut and Rakkaudella pantua: kotioluen uusi tuleminen