Panimo-Ravintola Sahtikrouvi [ Web page ]
Address: Kalhontie 459, Kalho, Hartola, +358 3 7168 067, +358 49 497 768
Six kilometres west from the main road (E75) to direction Kalho.
Approximately 35 km north from Heinola.
Owner/brewer: Matti Punakallio
Availability: Panimo-Ravintola Sahtikrouvi
Description: Reddish brown, very cloudy. The sahti is dispensed
by CO2 so it is quite carbonated (very unusual). Flavour is sweet almost
caramel like, medium fenolic. Alcohol 9% abv. (23.5 plato/OG 1095).
Stadin Panimo [ Web page ]
Address: Kyläsaarenkatu 14, Helsinki, tel. +358 50 525 3608
Some 3 km from Helsinki city center in the industrial area of Sörnäinen.
Established: 1998 (operational 2000)
Capacity: 500 liters / batch
Owner/brewer: Kari Likovuori, Ilkka Sysilä, Ari Järmälä
Availability: occasionally, see www-page
Description: Stadin Kundi, dark amber, medium cloudy. Some phenolic
and fruity/banana in aroma. Taste is dryish, malty, quite strong rye flavour.
Typical southern Häme region sahti. Ingredients pilsner- and rye malt, Alcohol 7.5% abv.
(20 plato/OG 1080).
Stadin Friidu, pale yellow-honey in
colour, medium cloudy. Some pehnolic and fruity aromas. Taste is thick but
quite light and "refreshing". Dryish. Ingredients pilsner malt, unmalted wheat.
Alcohol 7.5% abv. (20 plato/OG 1080).
Besides these commercial sahti producers there are maybe some
thousand home brewers of sahti in the traditional
sahti area. Some/most of them also
sell their products to neigbours and relatives (although this is
of course illegal).
Besides the actual sahti brewers there are many wort producers. These "breweries"
make the sahti wort and then sell it directly to the customers. The customers then
ferments the sahti by adding ordinary bakers yeast. This is quite inexpensive
way to get sahti because you don't have to pay taxes of the unfermented products
and wort producers don't need brewing licence.