Põhjala was founded in Tallinn, Estonia at the end of 2011 by four Estonian beer enthusiasts and home brewers.

Soon thereafter the company was joined by a Scottish head brewer, Chris Pilkington, with a few years of Brewdog experience under his belt.

Brewery tours TCBW Festival Speakeasy Bar Contact team

The first Põhjala beer, Öö Imperial Baltic Porter, was released in the beginning of 2013 and for most of that year the beers were contract brewed in other breweries’ production facilities while preparing to open Põhjala’s own.

The project was completed in April 2014 and since then we’ve been brewing in our very own brewery in Tallinn’s Nõmme district.

Week one
First steel arriving to Nõmme facility
Team
Belgian crew visiting. TCBW vibe in the brewery

Starting out with 5 x 24hl fermenters we have more than quadrupled annual production capacity in just 2.5 years.

Since 2014, Põhjala has poured beers at many beer festivals around the world — from TCBW organized by us in Tallinn, to Cigar City’s Hunahpu’s Day in Tampa, Florida.

Brewing at BBNo
Charlie, Norway Brewing Co.
Les Berthom, Lyon
Monterey, Berlin
Brewing Taanilinn
Kimchi Radio. Amsterdam

We have collaborated with good friends from breweries like To Øl, Boneyard, Brew By Numbers, Lervig, De Struise, Stillwater Artisanal to name a few. Our own beers encompass a range of styles, but with a particular focus on porters, barrel ageing, and the use of ingredients from the forests of Estonia — as well as more contemporary styles.

ピガール
Speakeasy Bar
Brewing at Dream Brewers
Legendary Shanghai BeerLady

Põhjala currently exports to over 30 markets all over the world. There is hardly any country left in Europe where Põhjala hasn’t touched ground. These contacts have made it possible to meet great like-minded people all over the world.

Markets we sell beer to…

Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bulgaria
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Croatia
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Italy
Japan
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Russia
Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States

The team

Christopher Pilkington Head Brewer
Rait Kulli Production
Samu Heino Lab
Samuel Oja Brewing
Arvi Lehtsalu Packaging/Brewing
Chris „Wolfie“ Forster Brewing
Peeter Keek Sales
Enn Parel Manager
Eha Lamp Finance
Marke Saaremets Design
Kristi Hagel Sales
Deivi Tamm Sales
Kaur Sau Packaging
Mirjam Savioja Shop, Speakeasy
Tiit Paananen Tech
Gren Noormets Finance

Late 2018…

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