At the festival 20-30 farmhouse brewers will be serving their beers. These are not commercial brewers, but people who have brew in the original farmhouse tradition for themselves, their family, and friends. You will be able to talk to the brewers and ask them questions. Some will bring their family yeast (kveik) to the festival, maintained by the family for generations.
The beers will be in various regional styles, including kornøl (local raw ale) and probably also traditional styles from other regions.
There will be presentations about farmhouse ale in Norwegian and English.
- Friday 1800: Mika Laitinen on Sahti
- Friday 1900: to be announced
- Saturday 1300: Kåre Frøland (in Norwegian)
- Saturday 1500: Lars Marius Garshol (in Norwegian)
- Saturday 1700: Lars Marius Garshol on Kveik (in English)
There will be a live demonstration of farmhouse brewing in the festival hall. This year Mika Laitinen, a leading sahti expert, will show how Finnish sahti is brewed.
In the evening Norwegian commercial brewers will be serving their commercial brews with kveik and traditional ingredients.
Full brewing session
For those who buy the “brewing+festival” tickets, there will also be a full demonstration of brewing kornøl (the local farmhouse style) with a brewer who’s grown up in the tradition and has his own kveik. This will take place in a traditional brewhouse outside the festival.
Some impressions from earlier visitors: