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9.4.2014 | Määratlemata @en

Small breweries are taking over

Small breweries are taking overTry some locally brewed beer at Kochi Ait.

While Estonia’s biggest breweries are looking to export their beers, smaller, craft breweries are growing quickly. 


Three main craft breweries have popped up over the last few years: Sillamäe Õlletehas, the Old Town brewpub Beerhouse, and Pihtle Õlu from Saaremaa.

Last year, the Kochi Ait Brewery in the Port district of Tallinn started production, along with Põhjala Brewery, as well as Õlle- naut in Saue. Põhjala has produced their beers in the Genika Beermasters rooms, but will open their own brewery in Nõmme. The Genika rooms are located in Jüri. At New Year’s Raba Pruulikoda made their beer available for tasting. This however was prepared elsewhere. Vormsi Õlu, despite being located in Koeru, is just starting productions.

Estonia’s small breweries and where to buy them in Tallinn:

Brewery-Restaurant Beer House, Dunkri 5. Seven different lagers.

Brewery Restaurant Kochi Ait, Lootsi 10. Six different beers: lagers, pilsners, wheat beer, ale and bock.

Põhjala Brewery. Available at Pudel (Telliskivi 60A) in spring 2014 for as long as they last, including wheat beer, chilli, and chocolate flavoured stout. Their new brewery will open soon.

Õllenaut. Many different kinds of beers. Available in most grocery stores

Lehe Brewery. Three different beers. Will be on the market soon.

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