Estonia is well known for great Craft Beer. Pühaste is no exception! They brew a great range of diverse beers, from IPA to Sour Ale and Lager to barrel-aged Imperial Stout. We can only warmly recommend the beer from the Estonian brewery. Give it a try!
Fantastic Craft Beer from Estonia
Along with Põhjala, Pühaste is one of Estonia's leading craft beer breweries. What's more, both breweries are largely responsible for the craft beer boom in the Baltic state. Pühaste was founded in 2011. The name comes from the place where founder Eero Mander brewed his first Testsude: In a summer place in the small town of Pühaste, in the very south of Estonia, close to the Latvian border.
Since 2016, Pühaste has had its own brewery on the wheel of Tartu, Estonia's second largest city. Even with a small taproom. But more important is the Pühaste Kelder in downtown Tartu: Here, in a vaulted cellar, you can get the best Pühaste beer and the latest creations on tap in an extraordinary setting.
Dark, strong, intense - bold barrel-aged Stouts
The brewery is especially known for its strong dark beers. Porter, stout, imperial stout: their beers consistently get fantastic reviews on rating platforms; they are appreciated worldwide. The beers in their Barrel Aged Silver Series are among the best barrel-aged beers in Europe.
Diverse Craft Beer with local ingredients
But it doesn't always have to be a blatant stout. Because the lighter beers Pühaste are in no way inferior in quality to their stronger siblings. Sour Ale, Pale Ale, IPA, NEIPA, Amber Ale, Pilsner: Pühaste brews the styles they personally enjoy.
Pühaste brews some of their beers with typical local ingredients like beet, buckwheat, potatoes, honey, spruce tips, raspberries or rhubarb. Their Estonian Wild Ales go even one step further: these beers are fermented Estonian yeasts and bacteria collected in nature by brewer Heiki Salm.
A guest at the trendy Craft Beer Festivals
Pühaste have been and still are an integral part of the European Craft Beer scene - this is especially shown by their participations in hip European festivals such as Lobotomy Days in Saint Petersburg, Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend or Billie's Craft Beer Fest in Antwerp. In addition, Pühaste hold their own annual mini-festival Õllepidu with selected breweries from Estonia, Europe and around the world.