Best Belgian beer is now Finnish
Malmgård Brewery’s Belge beer has been chosen as the best Belgian-style strong dark beer at the esteemed World Beer Awards in London.
Markkula founded the brewery in 2009 and has two decades of experience in the business, having taught a lot of the up-and-coming Finnish brewmasters that are making a name for themselves today.
“Malmgård differs from a lot of other microbreweries in its selection, as we still have the same products that were brewed in our early days. Belge has become quite the classic and is also a favourite among the brewery staff,” explained Markkula.
Malmgård Brewery is located in a 19th-century mansion just outside Helsinki and is a popular visiting destination for history buffs and beer enthusiasts. The brewery and Belge beer are celebrating their 10-year birthdays this year.
“I can’t think of a better birthday present for our brewery and for the beer herself,” chuckled Markkula.