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Welcome to the world of Pühaste!
We’re extremely proud to be adding Pühaste to our import distribution roster, who are now available to the trade here in the UK. Pühaste are a highly rated Estonian brewery that was founded by former home brewer Eero Mander. Set up originally as a gypsy brewery, Pühaste initially contract brewed with other highly regarded Estonian breweries including Põhjala, Lehe, Õllenaut and Tanker in a bid to raise funds and build their own facility.
Joined by two other co-founders Üllar Kaljurand and Lauri Eidermann and with funds raised, their new brewery took shape. With the first beers rolling off the production line in 2016, the brewery have gone from strength to strength embedding themselves as one of the ‘go to’ breweries in the Baltic States.
Where does the name of the brewery come from? The name Pühaste literally means ‘Holy’ in Estonian, and is the name of the village where Eero started brewing. Based fifty km away from their current location in Tartu, the town is also famous for being home to the historical Le Coq brewery.
Pühaste Beers And Design
Style wise the brewery are versatile with core, seasonal, wild and BA styles coming through. We’ll be selecting the cream of the crop for the UK market with an immediate focus on their renowned Imperial Stouts. See below for a selection of the beers that we will be importing from Estonia. Suffice to say their Impys are some of the best in class, with impressive user ratings worldwide.
In terms of design – its a mellow mash up of Magritte meets Dali in a surrealist wonderland. Water colours and collage colliding with simple overlaid graphics and photography, to create warm and enticing designs. At least that’s our take on it!
Pouring jet black with a beautiful coffee coloured head, they have found the perfect balance for adjunct beers with a thick creamy body and true decadent flavour, whilst keeping the sweetness measured. The imperial stout lovers dream; really highly rated these beers have rightly earned their place amongst the best.
Often collaborating with coffee roasters, chocolatiers and of course other breweries, they seek out the very best in ingredients and flavour and it definitely shows in their beer! We have a limited amount of kegs available, and the package in both bottle and can so there’s something for everyone. Here’s a small snapshot of what’s on offer…
Dekedents – Imperial Stout aged on rum soaked vanilla beans and raisins. A powerful combination of vanilla,
chocolate and smooth rum fill the nose. Mouthfeel is virtually oily with a silky and full bodied texture; the taste is dominated with chocolate, vanilla, raisin and rum warmth. 11.2%
Trinity in Black – Collab with with AF Brew and Zagovor. Imperial Stout with tonka beans, cocoa nibs, vanilla,
cinnamon and lactose. 12.5%
Beans & Biscuits – Imperial stout brewed with Colombia La Claudina coffee and biscuits. A collaboration with Kokomo coffee roasters. 9.0%
Distant Hum – Collaboration with Maltgarden. It’s a warming and full-bodied imperial stout brewed with buckwheat
honey. Dark chocolate, honey and caramel mix in the aroma, while the palate is sweet and roasty with a silky texture. Aftertaste is more on the roasty side with a delicate buckwheat honey character. 13.0%
Collaborations & Festivals
Pühaste recent collaborations have included projects with Maltgarden, Browar Stu Mostów, Zagovor, and Edge Brewing. As their reputation grows, and borders open up, expect to see more exciting partnerships emerge throughout the year from this progressive young Estonian brewery.
As many of you will also know, Estonia is also home to the Tallinn craft beer festival. Set in the industrial surrounds of a disused power station it’s the largest international beer festival in the Baltic states. Showcasing its domestic talent as well as renowned international breweries, Estonia has quietly been propagating its own quality craft scene for some years now and is now a firm destination for craft beer tourists.
We look forward to introducing another top quality import brewery to you, and if you have any further questions about Pühaste then please don’t hesitate to drop us a line on [email protected]
You can also check out their website here https://puhastebeer.com/
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