Sahti and Related Ancient Farmhouse Ales

This is an introduction to ancient homebrewed farmhouse ales of northern Europe. Finnish Sahti is the best known of them, but similar beers exist in the Nordic and Baltic countries: koduõlu in Estonia, gotlandsdricke in Sweden, maltøl in Norway and kaimiškas in Lithuania. Once upon a time there were farmers who brewed beer from their own grains. They malted the grains, picked seasonings from the nearby … Continue reading Sahti and Related Ancient Farmhouse Ales