In English

The Akateeminen Olutseura (AOS) – Akademiska Ölsällskapet (AÖS) is a student organisation for the beer enthusiast. The AOS was established at the beginning of 2007 and it operates within the Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY). We are the new, young but rapidly growing organisation. The unofficial name for Akateeminen Olutseura in English is The Academic Beer Society, in German Akademischer Bierverein, in French Société Académique de Bière and in Estonian Akadeemiline Õlleselts.

We are striving by our activity to promote knowledge of beer and beer culture within university. We think that beer is underappreciated drink with a low image. We are trying to change this misunderstanding. There are more differences between beers than between wines. The wide range of varieties and richness of the taste are what is attractive of beer.

Our organisation`s key events are monthly meetings on the first Monday of every month at 18 o’clock at Kitty´s Public House, Keskuskatu 6 (Citycenter-house aka Makkaratalo, Citykäytävä / Saarisen piha, Helsinki), Beer tasting evenings, half-yearly the beer dinners and a whole range of other events. We also arrange excursions to breweries, beer restaurants also in other towns and beer festivals. We keep abreast of publication in the field as well as events and we keep our members informed of developments. Our information can be found from this blog, Facebook´s Akateeminen Olutseura group and from our members mailing list.

It is very important to us that we get all the time new ideas and feedback about our activities. Our philosophy is that any member of AOS can arrange events!

Becoming a member

NOW Special offer: membership fee 0€ / autumn and spring term 1.8.2019 – 31.7.2020!

Just send an email to our board aos-hallitus(at) 

Anyone who is interested in beer and beer culture can join the AOS. It does not matter if one is a student or not. Send an email to our board aos-hallitus(at) Remember to tell your email address, place of residence, phone number, and if you are a student at the University of Helsinki, your student number and name your faculty.

When you get approval, you can pay our membership fee (5€ / autumn and spring term 1.8. – 31.7.) The payment should be paid to our organisation account at Handelsbanken

Write your name & membership fee as a message. Payment should be made to the treasurer of the AOS: 

You can join to a mailing list by sending ”subscribe aos-info” message without headline and quotation marks to the address majordomo(at) We inform members about our events by email, at this blog and on Facebook. You can by yourself unsubscribe from our email list by sending a message: ”unsubscribe aos-info”.

Note! AOS is not anymore collecting a registration fee (5€). Now is good time to join to the AOS.

Membership fees along with other fund-raising activities are collected in order to fund our operation. Members get discount at our events. Only members can take part to some of our events.