Unison Brewing is located a 10 minutes drive or 20 min cycling from the centre of Joensuu.
Our beers are brewed in a responsible way and we aim to be an environmentally friendly brewery. In general the operation of the Pine Mountain Brewery is well planned and the know-how and the equipment guarantee, that the brewery has a stable base for good quality beer production.
The capacity of the brewery is up to 100 000 - 150 000 liters per year.
Mashing, boiling and hot water tank, each 2000 liters
Fermentation/maturation tanks, each 2000 liters
Bottling and labelling
Direct bottling line (no bottle carousel)
Labelling before rinsing and filling
Air removal before capping
Max speed 1200 bottles per hour
Who drinks the beer, grows the forest
We want to be a small company that has an environmental strategy that matters. We took one step forward to reduce our carbon footprint and bought 3,5 hectares of forest to compensate carbon dioxide emissions from the brewery.
The main idea in the approach is to use brewery’s own forest to compensate carbon dioxide emissions from the beer brewing and other company’s activities, meaning mainly carbonation, heating and use of vehicles and electricity.
The forest is approximately 20 years old mixed forest. The carbon balance of the forest was calculated with Motti simulator and the uncertainty of various components in the calculation were minimised. Calculations were made by Ari Laurén from the University of Eastern Finland.
Carbon dioxide emissions from the brewery originated from fermentation (2.9 tons), bottling and carbonation (4 tons), heating (3.4 tons) and from the use of the brewery van (2.8 tons), altogether 13.3 tons. Based on these calculations we can say that the brewery is not only carbon neutral but rather carbon negative.
Sustainable use of natural resources
Sustainable use of natural resources is also important for us. The electricity for the brewing is produced by wind power, cooling energy is minimised by placing the coolers outside the building. In addition, cooling of the wort produces hot water that is collected for washing of the beer tanks. The aim is also to select packing materials from the renewable materials, for example the beer boxes and labels are made of paper-based materials rather than plastic. Also, the clothes with the brewery’s logo are made of recycled cotton.