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Estonia is on the move - Juminda Näkk

Juminda Näkk - Veldi ja Tütred in a bottle

In January we got on a short vacation in Tallin, Estonia. We took the ferry from Helsinki and within no time we were in Tallin. Tallin is a lovely city with a central old town as the city center. Everything is within walking distance and there are plenty of restaurants and bars. On the second day I found myself in a super market, especially in their beer section. They have as many beers on the shelf as a Finnish supermarket, so I ended up buying all available beers from microbreweries. 

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Spring at our door steps

Mathildedalin Kevät - Mathildedalin Kyläpanimo

Spring is at our door steps, finally. Here in Finland it takes a little longer to come out of the dark winter. But once we crossed the step into spring there is no turning back. Fingers crossed. My wife brought me a beer from Alko which looked pretty interesting. From a design perspective they already got my attention. From a sommelier perspective they didn't, neither the beer label nor their website state anything more about the type of malt and hops used. Its ok with me but many if not most breweries now offer some more information about their beers than just the standard.

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The bottle doesn't make the beer - Kukko IPA

Kukko IPA - Laitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas

I don't know why companies are still pushing into the IPA market. This market is done and gone. It peaked some time ago and is now on a steady decline. Who wants to drink a overhopped bitter beer anyway? Guys above 50 that can't smell and taste anything else than bitterness?

But, my 50 cents about IPAs doesn't interfere with my professionalism on writing a review.

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Now its getting Dark - Keisari Dark

Keisari Dark - Nokian panimo poured in a glass

On my fridge is a line of beers, actually two. They are added one after another in accordance with their best before date. The one that is due next is the first in line. In 2016 I had to throw away about 10 beers because I simply kept them somewhere where I forgot about them. Besides the money they costs me they were simply good beers (I suppose). So, this is not going to happen again. 

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Let's go into the cellar and taste some beers - Nokian Kellari

Let's go into the cellar - Nokian Kellari

When I was an apprentice at the Brauhaus Wallerstein I worked mainly at the fermentation or storage facility. I remember that one guy who every Friday made his way from his department to our storage facility carrying a bucket with him. He then used the commonly known "Zwickelschlüssel" to open one of the ready for filtration tanks and poured some beer directly into the glass which he had hidden inside the bucket.

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