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?

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 these articles shows why:

Traditional Farmhouse Malting in Stjørdal

Commercial Farmhouse Maltsters and Brewers Around Stjørdal