Northern Europe 2015 Archive

The best craft beer in Helsinki, Finland

Finland has a strong beer scene, which isn’t surprising since it’s a good place to stay inside & drink for much of the year. Helsinki is filled with fantastic craft beer bars featuring local Finnish beers, as well as breweries from all over the world. While it’s not a huge city, it has a disproportionately high […]

The best craft beer in Tallinn, Estonia

Estonia is a tiny country, but they have a huge craft beer scene. I went there with fairly low expectations, but I was pleasantly surprised to find just how many great breweries the country had during my visits to craft beer bars in Tallinn. Here is my guide to the best craft beer in Tallinn: […]

A visit to Patarei Prison in Tallinn, Estonia

I visited Estonia after having come from Latvia. As I wrote about that part of my trip, the Soviet era was rough for the Baltic states. One gruesome reminder of the Soviet occupation of Estonia is Patarei Prison. Built originally as a sea fortress during the 1800s, Patarei eventually was used as a massive prison by the […]