Pekka Kääriäinen

Beer sommelier. Founder of the biggest Finnish beer festival –Great Beers-Small Breweries, the founder and chairman of the Finnish Association of Independent Brewers

Born in 1956. 

Education:
Master of Science; M.Sc (Econ.) from Helsinki School of Economics 1987 
1971 Starting hobbybrewing of Sahti-beer 
1985 Founder of Lammin Sahti –brewery (oldest microbrewery in Finland) www.sahti.fi 
2013 Founder of Bryggeri Helsinki –brewery-restaurant, www.bryggeri.fi 
1989 Founder of Finnish Sahtisociety and the national Sahticompetition, www.sahti.org 
1992-2014 Founder and a longtime chairman of the Finnish Smallbrewery Association, www.pienpanimoliitto.fi 
2002 Founder of the biggest finnish beerfestival – Great Beers-Small Breweries, www.suuretoluet.fi 

Many times awarded by beer sector in Finland 

Judge in many competitions: 
– Sahti (Finland)
– Gotlands Drikku competition (Sweden) 2 times
– European Beer Star (Germany) 5 times
– Brasilian Beer Contest (2016)

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