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Successful collaboration through a food chain: Barley to beer

PBL Brewing Laboratory (Oy Panimolaboratorio - Bryggerilaboratorium Ab) is a company devoted to pre-competitive research and development in malting and brewing.

It is owned by one malt-producing company, Polttimo Oy, and four breweries, Oy Hartwall Ab, Oy Sinebrychoff Ab, Olvi Oyj and Laitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas. PBL operates on a pre-competitive level and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the main strategic research partner.

The objective of PBL is to build a scientific and technical platform for creating an environment promoting the shareholders’ competence and global competitive edge in both the short and long term. PBL finances research projects that cover the whole value chain from barley to beer and coordinates technical scale trials and acceptance of new malting barley varieties in Finland.


   Short presentation of PBL Brewing Laboratory (focus areas and research interests) 


Additional information:

Tuija Sarlin
Tel. +358 40 823 8269

Anneli Ritala
Research Co-ordinator
Tel. +358 400 838 631


PBL Brewing Laboratory
P.O. Box 16
FI-02151 Espoo, Finland