- 5.6 %
- 23 IBU
- 14.9 Plato
Helsinki Porter is a good foaming, black, top-fermented beer. It is medium bodied, with aromas of toasted malts and a hint of licorice.
Porter is a traditional 1700’s beer style from London. It’s story begins as an affordable and easily preserving style for workers in the city. With so many hundred years, stories about the beer style’s origins wary and are an interesting subject to explore. Finnish porters are inspired by the beers imported to the Russian emperor’s court from Britain: to withstand the long sea journey they were a little stronger than the traditional British porters.
Helsinki Porter is named, of course, after it’s home town, Helsinki. In the fresh capital of the north this beer is a delight for visitors of the pubs and restaurants in the city.
The brewing tradition in Helsinki is hundreds of years old. The latest chapter of this story began in 1995 on the island of Suomenlinna right outside of the city. It is here that a one man brewery was founded in the former jetty barracks. The brewery has grown to be home for a small group of dedicated professionals, all passionate about beer culture in Finland. Now Suomenlinna Brewery is one of the largest local breweries in town. The rich history at this UNESCO world heritage site has been the inspiration for many new beers at Suomenlinna Brewery. Each beer and cider we brew has its own story to tell.