New Nordic Beer

New Nordic Beer

Exploring new Nordic beers, breweries, brewing techniques and ingredients that add a local or unique character to today’s beer-crafting landscape.

The following hands-on brewing guides document my long experience with farmhouse brewing techniques and ingredients. Whether you are brewing traditional Nordic farmhouse ale or innovating something new, these guides help you to brew better beer:

Brewing With Juniper, Spruce, Fir and Pine
Brewing Techniques for Juniper, Spruce, Fir and Pine

Guide to Kveik and Other Farmhouse Yeast: Introduction
Guide to Kveik and Other Farmhouse Yeast: Fermentation
Guide to Kveik and Other Farmhouse Yeast: Reusing and Maintaining Yeast
Farmhouse Yeast Descriptions

The following stories of commercial Nordic breweries showcase marvelous brewing innovations.

Claus Christensen from Danish brewery Munkebo Mikrobryg has isolated brewing yeast from bees:

Beer Yeast from Bees

A Finnish brewery Takatalo & Tompuri brews from self-grown barley, and smokes some of their malt with various woods:

Takatalo & Tompuri: A Cold Smoking Farm Brewery