Newly discovered documents record a short-lived attempt to revive the castle in 1556. It was reoccupied for two years, until during the beginning of May, a portion of the structure collapsed, including the cellar which held its supply of beer.
In the Middle Ages, the loss of a beer cellar was a serious matter.
According to Western Uusimaa Provincial Museum Director Dan Lindholm, the daily beer ration for each inhabitant of a medieval castle was four and a half litres. The quality of the beer was another matter. That depended on social status. The castle bailiff quaffed a strong, full-bodied brew, while lowly workers made do with something reminiscent of modern-day pilsner.
That's a lot of brew to run around with a sword all day