Pekka Kääriäinen (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)
2013 Founder of Bryggeri Helsinki –brewery-restaurant,
1989 Founder of Finnish Sahtisociety and the national Sahticompetition,
1992-2014 Founder and a longtime chairman of the Finnish Smallbrewery Association,
2002 Founder of the biggest finnish beerfestival –Great Beers-Small Breweries,

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)