Karhu

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Karhu
Karhu logo
Manufacturer Sinebrychoff
Introduced 1898
Alcohol by volume 8.0% (Tosi Vahva Karhu)
5.4% (Karhu IVA)
4.6% (Karhu III)
Style Pale lager
Original gravity 16.5% PI (Tosi Vahva Karhu)
12.3% PI (Karhu IVA)
10.5% PI (Karhu III)
IBU scale 18 (Karhu III)

Karhu is a Finnish beer brand owned by the Sinebrychoff brewery, part of the Carlsberg Group. Karhu, meaning bear in Finnish, is a pale lager with a strong taste.

The brewing of Karhu began in 1929. In 2010, Karhu had the largest market share of any Finnish beer.[1] The original Pori Brewery was bought by Sinebrychoff in 1972. From 2006 the beer has been made in a new brewery in Kerava. The Pori brewery was closed in 2009.

Karhu beers[edit]

Karhu's ingredients are water, barley, malt, barley starch and hops. The number in parentheses is alcohol percentage by volume (ABV).

  • Karhu III (4.6% or 5.4%)
  • Karhu A (5.3%)
  • Karhu Real Strong (8.0%)
  • Karhu Dark I (2.8%)
  • Karhu Rye (4.6%)
  • Karhu Double Hops (4.6%)
  • Karhu Frosted (4.6%)

Marketing slogans[edit]

  • Karhu on täyttä olutta.
    • "Karhu is a full-bodied beer."
  • Jokainen Karhu on täyttä olutta ensipuraisusta viimeiseen pisaraan.
    • "Every Karhu is a full-bodied beer from the first bite to the last drop."
  • Kesyttämätön Karhu on lajinsa vahvin.
    • "Untamed Karhu is the strongest of its breed."
  • Korkkaa huurteisen kylmänä ja nauti täyteläisestä mausta.
    • "Uncap when frosty cold and enjoy the full-bodied flavour."

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