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Great Beers – Small Breweries is a festival of Finnish beers

Selected as Finnish Travel Event of the Year for 2016, it was also granted the EcoCompass certificate for the event in Helsinki.

The festival showcases craft beers, ciders, long drinks, distillery products, and soft drinks produced by microbreweries.

In total, 2016’s Great Beers – Small Breweries events in Tampere, Lahti, Helsinki, and Jyväskylä drew more than 44,000 visitors, who sampled more than 50,000 litres of drinks from small breweries. These festivals brought together 34 companies belonging to the Finnish Microbreweries’ Association, Which all introduced and sold their products at the four events. In addition, tens of thousands of meals made from ingredients grown in Finland were served to the visitors.

This echoes the microbreweries’ focus: they base their operations on pure Finnish ingredients, and the beers and ciders are created with local labour and expertise. The results are truly local, handcrafted products, with a classic example being the Finnish farmhouse beer sahti.

Great Beers – Small Breweries is Finland’s largest showcase for microbreweries

It was held for the rst time at Lahti Passenger Harbour in 2002. The beer festival, which has established itself as a summertime tradition, is now being arranged for the 15th time, for cities across Finland!

In 2017, there will be a Great Beers – Small Breweries festival in the following locations:

23–26 May 2018 Tampere, Central Square

Wed 23.5.2018  from 16.00 to 24.00

Thu 24.5.2018 from 16.00 to 24.00

Fri 25.5.2018 from  12.00 to 01.00

Sat 26.5.2018 from 12.00  to 01.00

29 June – 1 July 2017 Lahti, passenger harbour
20–22 July 2017 Jyväskylä, harbour car park
26–29 July 2017 Helsinki, Railway Square
17–19 August 2017 Turku, Old Great Square
31 August – 2 September 2017 Oulu, Market Square

Contact information

Event organiser:

Lammin Sahti Oy
Liesontie 554, 16900 Lammi, Finland

Contact for alcohol serving matters, stall enquiries, communications, and marketing:

Pekka Kääriäinen
Event Director
Lammin Sahti Oy
tel. +358 50 559 4013
e-mail pekka.kaariainen(a)