I do talks, brewing courses, brewing demonstrations, and beer tastings. In 2020, I’m giving several online talks, including the Norsk Kornølfestival on October 10.

Norsk Kornølfestival 2020

October 10, 2020
Live on the internet

In 2020 Norsk Kornølfestival will be a live online event. See the program and how to join for free here. This festival is the next best thing for actually traveling to Norway to see farmhouse brewing!

The program includes live farmhouse brewing demonstrations from Hornindal, Voss, and Stjørdal as well as lectures and some surprises. The festival starts on October 10 at noon Norwegian time (UTC+2) and finishes around midnight.

I will appear on the the festival stream around 19:50 Norwegian time. I’m streaming from Finland and showing how to brew Karelian-Baltic farmhouse ale taari from the oven-baked rye mash.

Scenery on the way to Hornindal Norsk Kornølfestival 2019
Normally Norsk Kornølfestival is held in Hornindal, Norway. In 2019 we drove from Finland to Hornindal. The sceneries around Hornindal are as fantastic as the festival itself!

Past Events

Course on Viking Age and Medieval Brewing

March 7, 2020
Pirkkala, Finland

Brewing taari farmhouse beer at the Medieval Market of Turku

On March 7 I’ll be giving a course on Viking Age and medieval brewing in Pirkkala, Finland. We’ll brew sahti, medieval gruit ale, and hopped raw ale with simple kitchenware. I’ll guide how to use and maintain kveik type house yeast. As far as I know, this is the first course in Finland with kveik in the curriculum. Check the Facebook event for details (in Finnish) or email

Kveik Seminar in Voss

February 26–29, 2020
Voss, Norway

Voss, Norway. Photo by Dale Musselman, Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

The International Kveik Seminar in Voss on February 27–28 is hosted by Vestnorsk kulturakademi. At the seminar, I’ll give a talk on sahti and along with the official program I’ll explore local farmhouse brewing traditions.

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