Mikko Suave Sahti

Beer Details
  • ABV: 5.1
  • IBU: 37
  • OG: 1.053
  • FG: 1.010
  • Color: 5.9
  • Grains: Pale, Munich, Rye, Oats, Acidulated
  • Yeast: Farmhouse Ale
  • Hops: Strisselspalt

HISTORIC BREW RECIPE: Sahti is a Finnish style beer. Sahti is a beer made with the fresh candles of Juniper and Pine branch needles. Finland is a tough place to obtain hops, so the branches were used to obtain the bitterness needed in the brew. We add just a bit of French hops to maintain […]

HISTORIC BREW RECIPE:

Sahti is a Finnish style beer. Sahti is a beer made with the fresh candles of Juniper and Pine branch needles. Finland is a tough place to obtain hops, so the branches were used to obtain the bitterness needed in the brew. We add just a bit of French hops to maintain stability in the brew. This is a light brew, but full of pine and juniper, so it makes a nice Christmasy brew, but the problem is that it is best drunk fresh…and the fresh candles are available in spring here in Wisconsin.

Mikko Suave Sahti from Littleport #2

The brewer is 31% Finnish, and Wisconsin has a huge Finnish population up nort’, so we just had to make this Finnish standard beer. Not your regular brew, with few hops, the Finns used the fresh spruce and juniper candle branches available in spring. Saison Calais farmhouse yeast rounds out the flavor of this Finnish favorite, which is also a very low calorie brew. If you are Finnish, taste your Finnish heritage. You are probably going to really like it, or really dislike it, so try it in a sampler first. This is an original Finnish recipe from our Finnish foreign exchange student, Mikko. 5.1% ABV, 15.9 IBU 128.1 kcal/12 oz $3/snifter or $5/pint

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