Farmhouse Ales

Farmhouse Ales

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.

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, start with these tips:

Sahti Recipe and Farmhouse Brewing Tips

Then, you probably want to see a traditional sahti master in action:

Brewing Sahti in Pertunmaa

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?

Norwegian farmhouse brewing is gaining attraction. Check these stories to see why:

Heimabrygg, Vossaøl, Hardangerøl and Sognøl – The Farmhouse Homebrews of Western Norway

Norsk Kornølfestival 2019 – A Feast of Norwegian Farmhouse Ales

To grasp Norwegian farmhouse brewing techniques, read this:

Brewing Norwegian Farmhouse Ale in Hornindal

Malting is an essential part of the old farmhouse tradition, and these articles shows why:

Traditional Farmhouse Malting in Stjørdal

Commercial Farmhouse Maltsters and Brewers Around Stjørdal

If you are wondering how sahti can be brewed far away from the Nordic farmhouses, check this awesome Finnish-Oregonian collaboration brew:

Brewing Sahti at The Ale Apothecary

And if you brewing with farmhouse yeasts, you should definitely check this guide:

Practical Guide to Kveik and Other Farmhouse Yeast: Introduction

Practical Guide to Kveik and Other Farmhouse Yeast: Fermentation

Practical Guide to Kveik and Other Farmhouse Yeast: Reusing and Maintaining Yeast

Farmhouse Yeast Descriptions