At Põhjala we like to experiment regularly, to test our hand at different styles and further our knowledge of developing trends.

In the past these have ranged from Imperial Goses to classic Barley Wines, and many more in between.

Often, we collaborate with our friends from as far afield as Copenhagen to Beijing, from Oregon to London, always learning something together.

Talveöö

9% Baltic Porter

Rich and smooth Baltic Porter brewed with coconut, vanilla, and cardamom.

Taste: The taste of a smooth and creamy vanilla milkshake combines with the chocolate malt character before the palate is flooded with oily coconut and sweet oats. Finally cardamon comes through, balanced by a delicate spiciness from the hops - the body transporting you to winter nights surrounded by family.

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Appearance: Jet black with a brief brown head.

Nose: Sweet cardamon buns, rich vanilla deserts, and heavenly coconut - combined with a powerful chocolate malt character.

Malts: Pale malt, Munich malt, Flaked Oats, Carafa 2 Special, Cara Pale, Chocolate Malt, Cara 150, Demerara sugar

Hops: Magnum, Northern Brewer, Toasted coconut, Vanilla beans, Cardamom seeds

Translation: Winter Night

OG 22° ; FG 6 ; IBU 40

Serve 12–16˚C

F-hoone IPA

7.1% India Pale Ale

A juicy IPA with citrus zest and lingonberries, brewed for the F-Hoone restaurant in Tallinn’s Teliskivi district.

Taste: Sweet juicy hops, tangerine and apricots comes first, before giving way to a fresh acidity from the berries and just enough bitterness to carry the hops - all balanced by a smooth, dry malty body.

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Appearance: Pale orange with a white head.

Nose: Fresh tropical fruit salad, passion fruit and mango, with a sweet berry aroma coming through.

Malts: Pale malt, Munich malt, Flaked wheat

Hops: Centennial, Ekuanot, El Dorado, Galaxy, Cascade, Lingonberry, Tangerine zest

OG 16° ; FG 2.5° ; IBU 30

Serve 6–10˚C

Here Comes the Night Time

5.9% Black Sour

Collab with Stillwater Artisanal. A dark rye sour, brewed with Aronia berries and smoked malts.

Taste: Sweet yet bitter aronia berries come through first, followed by an intense sourness. The sourness then gives way to a long lasting smokiness — reminiscent of a birchwood fireplace — with a sizzle of carbonation to finish, before the sticky dryness of aronia berries comes back, staying on the tongue.

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Appearance: Jet black with a tight beige head.

Nose: Dark rye bread soup with hints of smoked juniper. Raisins and red wine, followed by more intriguing dark berry notes.

Malts: Pale malt, Wheat malt, Rye malt, Oats, Flaked wheat, Carafa T-2 Special, Smoked wheat

Hops: Cascade, Centennial, Aronia berries

OG 15.2° ; FG 4° ; IBU 10 ; TA 9.15 g/l lactic acid ; 3.35pH

Serve 6–10˚C

North of Bend

7.2% India Pale Ale

A collaboration with Boneyard - an intergalactic tropical IPA - dry hopped to hell and back with America and Australia’s finest.

Taste: Smooth, sweet, juicy hops come through at first followed by the taste of smooth pineapple and orange juice — balanced out by a crisp hoppy bitterness in the finish.

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Appearance: Light orange with a white head.

Nose: Tropical fruits, mango, melon, and lemon zest leads the nose, with a fresh touch of grapefruit and candied apricot.

Malts: Pale malt, Munich malt, Flaked wheat, Dextrose

Hops: Cascade, Citra, HBC 431, El Dorado, Galaxy

OG 17° ; FG 3° ; IBU 75

Serve 6–10˚C

Pime Öö

13.6% Imperial Stout

An Imperial Stout brewed for the longest night of the year. Syrupy yet smooth, sweet yet strong. The best way to enjoy deepest winter and brood over the darkness in life.

Taste: Blackcurrants and rich sticky plums rise up on the tongue, followed by hints of jasmine and cola nut - a hint of carbonation cleanses the palate before the sensation of a layered toffee chocolate brownie and treacle finishes up.

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Appearance: Deepest black with a light, brown oily head.

Nose: Rich decadent chocolate cake, sweet liquorice, fine kenyan coffee, and sticky jam dominate the nose, inviting you to journey deeper.

Malts: Pale malt, Munich malt, Special B, Crystal 300, Crystal 150, Crystal 200, Carafa type 2 special, Chocolate malt, Chocolate Rye, Oats

Hops: Magnum, Northern Brewer

Translation: Dark Night

OG 35° ; FG 10° ; IBU 60

Serve 12–20˚C

Cocobänger

12.5% Imperial Stout with Coffee and Coconut

A banging Imperial stout brewed with coconut and a Caturra coffee from Costa Rica.

Taste: Creamy, dessert-like coconut followed by a rush of Turkish coffee - earthy, tarry, balanced by the taste of plums and blackberry. As the beer warms, chocolate notes start to shine, with hints of caramelised sugar layering on top of the roasted coffee. Finally, the oiliness of the coconut and the smooth coffee crash down the tongue, lingering and leaving their seductive taste until the inevitable next sip.

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Appearance: Pitch black with a lingering, short brown head.

Nose: Decadent, burnt coconut notes, with espresso liqueur. Chocolate and sweet malts, with a port wine, raisin like character.

Malts: Pale malt, Munich malt, Special B, Crystal 300, Crystal 150, Crystal 200, Carafa type 2 special, Chocolate malt, Chocolate Rye, Oats

Hops: Magnum, HBC472, Toasted coconut flakes, Costa Rican coffee

OG 32.5° ; FG 10° ; IBU 60

Serve 12–16˚C

Bänger

12.5% Imperial stout with prunes, vanilla, and habanero chillies

A banging Imperial Stout brewed with prunes, vanilla, and habanero chillies.

Taste: Dark chocolate and dried prunes come out first, followed by a strong Turkish coffee and stewed blackcurrant jam. Vanilla supports, followed by a long, lingering — BÄNG — from the chilli. Just enough to shock your tastebuds and leave you wanting more.

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Appearance: Jet black with a quickly fading dark brown head.

Nose: Prunes, burnt dark sugar and dessert wine appear, with hints of vanilla and cherries following.

Malts: Pale malt, Munich malt, Special B, Crystal 300, Crystal 150, Crystal 200, Carafa type 2 special, Chocolate malt, Chocolate Rye, Oats

Hops: Magnum, Northern Brewer, Prunes, Vanilla pods, Habanero chilli

OG 32.5° ; FG 10° ; IBU 60

Serve 12–16˚C

Kirg

6% Fruit IPA

A luscious golden summer IPA brewed with passionfruit and blood orange.

Taste: Juicy overpowering tropical fruits and citrus leads the taste — besides the passionfruit and blood orange there are hints of other, fresh papaya, overripe mango, and even fresh cut pineapple. A simple biscuity and slightly grainy malt base, smooth tropical hops, a basket of exotic fruits, all supported by an elegant bitterness - this will make you long for summer long before, and long after.

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Appearance: Hazy straw yellow with a fluffy white head.

Nose: Pure rich tropical fruits - multi-layered passionfruit jumps out immediately, followed by zesty blood orange, all wrapped up in smooth juicy hoppiness.

Malts: Pale malt, Munich malt, Wheat malt, Flaked oats , Lactose

Hops: Magnum, Citra, Hüll Melon, Vic Secret, Passionfruit, Blood Orange

Translation: Passion

OG 15° ; FG 3° ; IBU 15

Serve 6–10˚C

Meri

4.4% Gose

A sour wheat beer brewed with coriander seeds and pink Himalayan rock salt.

Taste: A rich mouthfeel starts on the tongue, before being washed away by a fresh sour lemon-lime juiciness. A bright fruity flavour comes through, followed by a punch of saltiness that sizzles down the tongue.

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Appearance: Deep orange with a brief white head.

Nose: Fresh orange and lemon comes through on the nose, followed by an inviting salty malt character.

Malts: Pale malt, Wheat malt, Oats, Cara pale, Melanoid malt, Flaked wheat

Hops: El Dorado, Coriander, Himalayan Pink Salt

Translation: Sea

OG 10.4° ; FG 2° ; IBU 5 ; TA 6.58 g/l lactic acid ; 3.34pH

Serve 4–6˚C

Kreuzberg

3.5% Berliner Weisse

A thirst-quenching sour wheat beer fermented with Lactobacillus.

Taste: An assertive, but not overwhelming acidity dominates the first taste, balancing out the biscuity malty body. Though sharp, the carbonation lifts the tartness and cleanses the whole palate, making it a thoroughly sessionable — even sauna-able — beer.

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Appearance: Golden, opaque straw yellow with a thin, brief white head.

Nose: Dry farmhouse white bread mixes with cloves, eventually giving way to a brief hint of white grapes and fermented pear.

Malts: Pale Ale, Wheat, Oat flakes

Hops: Magnum

OG 8.0° ; FG 8.3° ; IBU 5 ; TA 9,25 g/l lactic acid ; 3,68pH

Serve 4–8˚C

Prenzlauer Berg

4.5% Raspberry Berliner weisse

A rich and creamy sour wheat beer, brewed with raspberries.

Taste: Sweet creamy raspberry with a tingling, zesty acidity. The light, almost farmhouse malt body slides slowly down the tongue almost as a meringue, balanced by a juicy creamy lactose touch.

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Appearance: Vibrant reddish pink with a pink white head.

Nose: Rich raspberry milkshake with a slightly citric sour touch.

Malts: Pale ale, Wheat malt, Flaked oats, Flaked Spelt

Hops: Hallertau Blanc, Raspberries, Lactose

OG 12.2° ; FG 4.2° ; IBU 5 ; TA 5.72 g/l lactic acid ; 3.37pH

Serve 6–10˚C

Hooaeg

5.5% Dry-hopped Saison

A heavily dry-hopped saison, brewed with coriander seeds.

Taste: A spicy ginger comes through, with a rich fruity lemon character. Pineapple and tropical fruits cascade over a light malt base, with a touch of orange citrus fruits and floral hops.

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Appearance: Hazy, straw golden with a fluffy white head.

Nose: Pineapple, peaches, coriander and fresh lemon - some bubblegum and cloves follow through.

Malts: Pale malt, Flaked wheat, Flaked Spelt, Wheat malt, Cara pale

Hops: Magnum, HBC 431, El Dorado, Coriander seeds, Orange zest

Translation: Session

OG 11.5° ; FG 1° ; IBU 25

Serve 6–10˚C

Jõuluöö

8% Chocolate Vanilla Oak Aged Imperial Porter

Silky smooth porter, aged on cacao nibs, fresh vanilla pods, and French oak.

Taste: Burnt sugar and caramel, followed by rich vanilla cake and smooth cocoa. Balancing tannins from the oak come through, followed by cherries, huge chocolate, and sweet warming spiciness.

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Appearance: Opaque black with a dark brown fluffy head.

Nose: Strong milk chocolate with big vanilla notes come through first - burnt marshmallows and gingerbread come through afterwards, with a hint of cardamom.

Malts: Munich malt, Cara pale, Carafa T-2 Special, Pale Chocolate, Cara 150, Chocolate wheat, Oats, Chocolate malt, Lactose

Hops: Magnum, First Gold

Translation: Christmas Night

OG 21.5° ; FG 7.5° ; IBU 40

Serve 12–16˚C

Must Kuld Colombia

7-8% Coffee Porter

A special version of the Must Kuld porter, brewed with a Caturra coffee from Finca La Chorrera in Colombia.

Taste: Rich and full cold brewed coffee comes through, with a huge milk chocolate and red fruit kick. Raspberry milkshake, vanilla, honey, and strong blackcurrant coffee notes.

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

Nose: Freshly brewed coffee, rich dark cacao, blackcurrant, sweet raspberries and cherries, with hints of vanilla. Must Kuld taken to dessert-like extremes!

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

Hops: Magnum, Goldings

OG 21° ; FG 7° ; IBU 25

Serve 8–16˚C

Odravein

12% Barley wine

A massive malty and full bodied barley wine, brewed for the anniversary of Põhjala’s brewhouse.

Taste: Rich and assertive maltiness hits the tongue first, before a fragrant touch of nutmeg and ginger sneaks in. Lingering in the background notes before building up to a crescendo is a rich madeira wine, sherry like character, complimented by a decadent caramelised fig aftertaste.

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Appearance: Pours a brilliantly clear mahogany red with a creamy off-white head.

Nose: Burnt caramel, toffee, and generous spices dominate the aroma, almost bringing to mind a liquid christmas cake. A waft of gentle sweetness rolls in to unite the whole aroma.

Malts: Pale malt, Melanoid Malt, Cara Pale, Cara 150, Cara 300

Hops: Magnum, Cascade, Goldings

Translation: Barley Wine

OG 26.6° ; FG 5.1° ; IBU 65

Serve 10–16˚C

Mutant Disco

6.8% White IPA

A white IPA brewed with fresh lemon zest and aged with 100% agaave tequila-soaked oak chips. A mutant of a beer, brewed for the 17th anniversary of the longest running club night in Tallinn town.

Taste: Lemon sorbet and papaya leap across the tongue - whilst a distinct agave character comes in from the side of the mouth. Floral citrus, fresh yellow stone fruits, and a pleasant sizzle from the carbonation combine to form a fruit bowl extravaganza, balanced by the firm, yet not overwhelming bitterness.

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Appearance: Light orange with a natural haze and a fluffy light white head.

Nose: Peach and lemon zest-citrus dominate, teasing you deeper into the glass. The peaches mix with a nectarine and lychee suggestion of sweetness, whilst allowing a complex piney oakiness to come through.

Malts: Pale Malt, Wheat Malt, Cara Pale

Hops: Magnum, Columbus, Citra, Motueka

OG 15.9° ; FG 3.6° ; IBU 55

Serve 6–10˚C

Öö Cassis

10.5% Blackcurrant Baltic Porter

A special version of the Öö Baltic porter, brewed with blackcurrants.

Taste: On the palate is an explosion of dark fruits - blackcurrants, cranberries, plums, even dates. A sharp tartness comes through, followed by some delicate tannins, dark chocolates, and just a hint of warming alcohol. Coffee, toffee, and plums finally come through, all balanced by a rich malty body.

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Appearance: Dark black with a deep brown head.

Nose: Rich dark fruits and dark sugar dominate the nose, with the unmistakable aroma of blackcurrants and acidity.

Malts: Pale ale, Munich, Carafa II Special, Special B, Chocolate malt, Crystal 300, Demerara sugar

Hops: Magnum, Northern Brewer, Blackcurrants

OG 24.2° ; FG 6.2° ; IBU 60

Serve 10–16˚C

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