“Sakiškių alus” is a Vilnius based microbrewery that grew out of the idea of homebrewing. The intention was simple – hand made modern beer, brewed in a hand built brewery. Former homebrewer and now the owner of “Sakiškes Brewery” Linas Zakarevičius was the one who came up with this idea. The first premise was built in the Sakiškes village, close to Vilnius. At that time, the entire brewery could fit in a 80 square meter double storey carcass house. It wasn’t much for a production brewery, but in this hand built facility Linas’ ideas become reality from grain to glass, using the equipment that he designed himself. Starting from scratch it took more than half a year to put everything together. Linas’s happy he’s got dedicated friends who helped him on the way. But the very special commitment was given be his dad. He was the main helper to raise those walls and put the roof on top of them. He gave up his annual holidays by helping his son to fulfil his dream.
Time has passed by and production has grown up to a level that in the beginning of 2020 we said bye to the village and moved to the city. Now our production is located in a 400 square meter area, in a historical factory that we call Dūmų fabrikas. In the outskirts of Vilnius, in Naujoji Vilnia district, Dūmų fabrikas became not only our brewery, but also cultural venue. We are now happy to add to our beers, a high level of cultural touch.