We are Põhjala Brewery. Our beers are inspired by our heritage, local nature and cuisine. We take well‑known beer styles and add our own distinctive twist with surprising ingredients or long barrel aging.

Põhjala Laager

Lager 4.7% vol

A crisp easy drinking lager brewed for every occasion.

Taste: A crisp hoppy bitterness combines with delicate notes of toasted biscuit and freshly baked white bread.

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Appearance: Pale yellow with a frothy white head.

Nose: Floral hops and rich bready malts are joined by just a hint of white pepper to create a classical lager aroma.

Malts: Pilsner zero, Dextrin malt, Wheat malt, Munich malt

Hops: Magnum, Tettnang, Hallertauer Mittelfrüh

OG 12.3° ; FG 2.9° ; IBU 30

Serve 6–10 ˚C

Põhjala Punane Laager

Red Lager 4.9% vol

A soft and malty red lager beer.

Taste: The initial impression is a wave of herbaceous hops and a rich malt character, coating your tongue with a satisfying sweetness that whispers of toffee and buckwheat honey. Hints of biscotti emerge, adding a nutty depth that complements the lingering malt character beautifully.

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Appearance: A dark ruby red beer with a light tan head.

Nose: Imagine the warmth of freshly baked rye bread crust mingling with hints of toasted almonds.

Malts: Munich light, rye malt, caramel 150, Carafa special type 3

Hops: Magnum, Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Hüll Melon

OG 13.4° ; FG 4.4° ; IBU 20

Serve 6–10 ˚C

Tume Laager

Dark Lager 5% vol

A crisp and malty dark lager beer.

Taste: Fruit forward hop character combines with hints of gently roasted caramel, washed down by a crispy malt aftertaste and pleasant tongue-tingling carbonation.

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Appearance: Dark brown with a reddish hue.

Nose: Sweet toasted chestnuts and freshly baked wholegrain bread, with a touch of noble hop character.

Malts: Pilsner zero, Dextrin, Chocolate wheat malt

Hops: Columbus, Tettnang

OG 11.7° ; FG 3.6° ; IBU 40

Serve 6–10 ˚C


IPA 6.5% vol

A powerful and hoppy IPA that uses a blend of American hops, giving the beer a fresh citrus and grapefruit punch. Contains barley malt.

Taste: Initially pink grapefruit juice will wash over your tongue, with a zing of lively carbonation that follows you all the way down. Lime zest and even a hint of peppercorn can be found if left on the tongue, before the massive mango kick knocks through your teeth.

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Appearance: Deep orange with a crisp white head.

Nose: The first flavour to jump out at you and pull you in is the fresh flavour of ripe mango – transforming into a candied grapefruit zest. Coming in just moments later is the seductive smell of sweet orange juice in the morning.

Malts: Pilsner Zero, Cara pale, Crystal 150

Hops: Columbus, Citra, Yellow Sub, Azacca

Translation: Aurora Borealis (The Northern Lights)

OG 15.3° ; FG 3.3° ; IBU 50

Serve 6–10 ˚C


NE IPA 5.5% vol

An intergalactic IPA brewed with huge amounts of Citra and Mosaic.

Taste: Sweet hops dominate, with a light malt backbone underneath. Tropical fruits and fresh citrus make up the bulk of this nectar like beer, with juicy notes and a low bitterness clearing the way for another glass.

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Appearance: Hazy yellow with a white head.

Nose: Huge notes of papaya, lychee, lime zest, and pineapple dominate, with a strong undercurrent of freshly picked citrus and passionfruit.

Malts: Pilsner Zero, flaked wheat, flaked oats

Hops: Mosaic, Citra, El Dorado, Vic Secret

Translation: Space

OG 14° ; FG 3.4° ; IBU 25

Serve 6–10 ˚C

Uus Maailm

San Diego Session IPA 4.7% vol

A hop-forward California-inspired session beer. Brewed with oat flakes for an extra silky mouthfeel. Hopped and dry hopped with a blend of New World hops (Galaxy and Mosaic). Contains wheat and barley malts and unmalted oats.

Taste: Dry and clean, this tastes as it smells – joining the fruity nose is a lemon and lime kick, with just enough bitterness to balance it out.

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Appearance: Pale golden with a cloudy haze and fluffy white head.

Nose: Rising from the glass will be an intensely fruity punch bowl – tropical pineapple and passionfruit combining with ripe juicy peach and a hint of white grape must.

Malts: Pilsner Zero, Wheat malt, Oat flakes, Cara pale

Hops: Magnum, Galaxy, Mosaic

Translation: The New World

OG 11.6° ; FG 3.2° ; IBU 25

Serve 6–10 ˚C


Session IPA 3.8% vol

A hazy DDH session IPA brewed with juicy Citra and Mosaic hops.

Taste: Sweet biscuity malts mix with a pillowy soft oat malt body that gets layered with tropical fruits and tinned nectarines. A touch of fresh hoppy bitterness comes in at the end, balancing out the sweetness and making you crave another sip.

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Appearance: Hazy yellow with a white head.

Nose: Fresh white peaches and juicy pineapple mingle with fresh citrus zest, filling the room with fragrant new world hop aromas.

Malts: Pilsner zero, Oat malt, Dextrin malt, Golden promise low colour, Maltodextrin

Hops: Citra, Mosaic, Vic Secret, Columbus

OG 13.3° ; FG 6° ; IBU 25

Serve 6–10 ˚C


Non-alcoholic IPA 0.5% vol

A refreshing citrus-forward non-alcoholic IPA brewed with spruce tips.

Taste: Overripe mango and melon mix with oat biscuits and fresh citrus. Hints of refreshing spruce resin and a pleasant tingle of carbonation join the aftertaste, with a final touch of freshly zested lemon.

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Appearance: Burnt orange with a brief off white head.

Nose: Bright lemon and mixed citrus zest combine with tropical pineapple notes to create an enticing juicy mixed fruit bowl aroma. Hints of freshly sliced white bread and grains mix with a delicate floral touch.

Malts: Dextrin malt, T50 malt, Crystal 150, Golden naked oats, Maltodextrin, Lactose

Hops: Citra, Yellow sub, Spruce tips

OG 6° ; FG 5.3° ; IBU 20

Serve 6–10 ˚C

Prenzlauer 0

Non-alcoholic Raspberry Berliner Weisse 0.5% vol

A rich and creamy non-alcoholic sour beer, brewed with raspberries.

Taste: Smooth, fresh oats mix with sweet lactose to give a full and creamy body balanced by a fresh raspberry taste. Gentle acidity comes through on the aftertaste with more raspberries following, letting this slide down easy as perfect accompaniment to a sunny day.

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Appearance: Rosé pink with a brief white head.

Nose: Fresh raspberry and hints of sweet malts combined with invitingly creamy hints of vanilla and zesty acidity.

Malts: Pilsner zero, Dextrin malt, Golden naked oats, maltodextrin, lactose

Hops: Hallertau Blanc, Hüll Melon, raspberries

OG 6.4° ; FG 5.7° ; IBU 10 ; TA 3.6 g/l lactic acid

Serve 6–10 ˚C

Orange Gose

Gose 5.5% vol

A citrus-forward gose brewed with Oranges, Coriander, Himalayan rock salt, and our house culture of lactobacillus.

Taste: Refreshing citrus sour notes come through mixed with hints of fresh rye fields, and balanced out by a sweet, jammy orange juiciness. Even more floral zest shines through as the glass warms.

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Appearance: Golden orange with a brief white head.

Nose: Freshly peeled citrus, hints of exotic spicy coriander, and some tropical guava on the nose, with some inviting hints of saltiness.

Malts: Pilsner Zero, wheat malt, rye malt, cara pale

Hops: Hallertau Blanc, HBC 431

OG 13.8° ; FG 3.2° ; IBU 10

Serve 6–10 ˚C


Gluten Free Pale Ale 5% vol

A gluten free hazy pale ale brewed with juicy tropical new world hops. Contains less than 20mg of gluten per kg.

Taste: Sweet citrus fruits and deliciously overripe pineapple rolls around the tongue before being joined by fresh coconut and a pleasantly sweet and creamy oat mouthfeel, matched with a delicate tingling carbonation. Peach and bright stone fruits join in and a juicy, refreshing, passionfruit-like hop character lingers on the tongue.

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Appearance: Hazy yellow with a white head.

Nose: Freshly zested lime, stewed pineapple, fragrant mango, and hints of toasted coconut jump out the glass, serving you vibrant juicy tropical aromas.

Malts: Pilsner, Flaked oats, Golden naked oats, Oat malt, Dextrin malt, Maltodextrin

Hops: Sabro, El Dorado, Vic Secret, Galaxy, Simcoe

OG 13.9° ; FG 5.3° ; IBU 35

Serve 6–10 ˚C


Porter 5.5% vol

An easy going porter brewed with oats and rye, bursting with vanilla and chocolate flavours.

Taste: Sweet caramel malts jump out first, with red berries and hints of smooth morning coffee following — a light nuttiness and toffee follows, with huge chocolate notes coming in, all washed down with a creamy vanilla finish.

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Appearance: Jet black with a brief brown head.

Nose: Rich chocolate and hazelnut jump out with coffee and vanilla following and just a hint of birch forest in the background.

Malts: Munich malt, Pilsner Zero, Flaked oats, Cara pale, Cara 150, Cara 300, Carafa 2 special, Chocolate malt, Birch smoked rye malt, Lactose

Hops: Magnum, First Gold

Translation: Evening

OG 15.6° ; FG 6° ; IBU 40

Serve 12–16 ˚C

Must Kuld

Porter 7.8% vol

A rich porter with smooth honey notes. Brewed with lactose for that extra silky texture. Enjoy on its own or as a dessert at the end of a decadent meal. Contains barley malt and lactose.

Taste: As with the aroma, chocolate will come through first and foremost – this time a creamy white chocolate. Balancing this is a suggestion of delicate coffee with a decadent hint of raspberry and blackcurrant.

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Appearance: Jet-black with a crema-like head.

Nose: The aroma of smooth milk chocolate will pour out of the bottle when opened, quickly followed by both honey and blackcurrant jam.

Malts: Pilsner Zero, Munich malt, Cara pale, Crystal 50, Crystal 150, Crystal 200, Carafa type 2 special, Chocolate malt, Lactose

Hops: Magnum, Goldings

Translation: Black Gold

OG 20° ; FG 6° ; IBU 45

Serve 12–16 ˚C


Imperial Baltic Porter 10.5% vol

An Imperial Baltic Porter as dark as the Estonian winter nights. Strong enough to keep you warm through the cold evenings.

Taste: A rich body comes through at first. Initially the espresso-like acidity is balanced by a sweet taste of caramelised toffee. As your glass warms up you should expect to taste redcurrant, mixed with a dark chocolate, washed down with a slight alcoholic warmth.

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Appearance: Pitch black - as dark as the night sky, with an opaque brown head.

Nose: A clean burnt sugar dominates, immediately giving way to rich dark fruits - plums, raisin, and fresh cranberries. Eventually, a roasted smokiness emerges, like a distant bonfire on the horizon.

Malts: Pilsner Zero, Munich, Carafa II Special, Special B, Chocolate malt, Crystal 300, Demerara sugar

Hops: Magnum, Northern brewer

Translation: Night

OG 24.2° ; FG 6.2° ; IBU 60

Serve 10–14 ˚C


Grist. We scale this grist bill in this proportion to hit a starting gravity of 25° Plato after boil, and boil aggressively to ensure rich caramelisation.

58.9% Pilsner zero (Viking)
17% Munich (light) (Viking)
8.5% Carafa type 2 special (Weyermann)
4.2% Special B (Dingemans)
4.2% Chocolate malt dark (Viking)
4.2% Cara 300 (Viking)
2.8% Cara pale (Viking)
A further 15% of the fermentables will come from a dark sugar added at the start of the boil.

We mash for approximately 60 minutes at 62°C, then rise to 72°C for 15 minutes, before finally mashing out at 78°C and starting the latter.

We would look to start the boil at approximately 24°, with a pH of 5.1

Over the 60 minute boil we bitter to approximately 60—70 IBU with Magnum, and add 0.64g/L of Northern Brewer at the end of the boil

We ferment Öö at cool temps of around 18°C with WLP090, San Diego Super yeast, which we use as our house strain. We expect this to finish at approximately 7° Plato

Following the main fermentation, we’ll crash this to –1°c and hold it there until it’s tasty, removing the yeast. It’s not uncommon for this to sit for several weeks at cold temperatures lagering!

Additional notes:

We use Viking malt from Finland for the majority of our base malts and they have a very British style.

US-05 is an adequate substitute for WLP090, and may be preferable if you cannot create a healthy yeast starter

We’re using protafloc and yeast nutrients, these can be added as appropriate during the boil

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