Brewing with passion
TEXT: MARI KOSKINEN | PHOTOS © PLEVNA
The Plevna brewery pub and restaurant celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Since its opening, Plevna has been one of the most popular meeting places for local people and visitors alike.
“We have been brewing our own beer right from the start,” explains Marika Tähtinen-Hakala, CEO and co-owner of Plevna. “We have our own regular and seasonal beers, as well as ciders and brewery mead.” The restaurant also serves lunch and offers à la carte dining. The menu lists the perfect choices to go with a beer, including everything from antipasto plates to proper meals like delicious sausages with tasty trimmings, as well as many Finnish specialities.
They are continuously developing the brewery and the restaurant. Last year saw the opening of a large glazed terrace, which is heated all year round. “We use the waste heat from the brewery’s refrigerators to heat the terrace, so it is very ecological too,” explains Tähtinen-Hakala. The terrace allows the customers to enjoy the beautiful ambiance of the historical surroundings in the old cotton mills area.
Another big investment was the brewery’s own bottling machine, which made it possible to sell their own beer at the restaurant. “For years, our customers have wanted to take home our beers, or buy them as a gift or souvenir, so this has made many customers very happy,” says Tähtinen-Hakala.
This year, they celebrate their 25th anniversary. “There are a lot of surprises and new products to come,” says Tähtinen-Hakala. “What I can reveal now is that we will finally get our legendary Tähti beer in bottles, and also a unique local speciality on our menu!”