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Fri May 20, 2022, 12:33 AM

Finland brewery launches NATO beer with 'taste of security'

HELSINKI (AP) — A small brewery in Finland has launched a NATO-themed beer to mark the Nordic country’s bid to join the Western military alliance.

Olaf Brewing's OTAN lager features a blue label with a cartoon version of a beer-drinking medieval knight in metal armor emblazoned with NATO’s compass symbol.

The beer's name is a play on the Finnish expression “Otan olutta,” which means “I’ll have a beer,” and the French abbreviation for NATO, which is “OTAN.” The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has two official languages, English and French.

CEO Petteri Vanttinen told The Associated Press on Thursday that the craft brewery’s ad hoc decision last weekend to start producing the beer was motivated by “worries over the war in Ukraine” and its consequences for Finland.

He described the new lager as having “a taste of security, with a hint of freedom.”

Read more: https://www.lmtonline.com/news/article/Finland-brewery-launches-NATO-beer-with-taste-of-17184202.php
(Laredo Morning Times)


Beer cans with writing OTAN inspired by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) logo by Olaf Brewing Company are displayed in Savonlinna, eastern Finland, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Sweden on Tuesday signed a formal request to join NATO, a day after the country announced it would seek membership in the 30-member military alliance. In neighboring Finland, lawmakers are expected later in the day to formally endorse Finnish leaders’ decision also to join. The moves by the two Nordic countries, ending Sweden’s more than 200 years of military nonalignment and Finland’s nonalignment after World War II, have provoked the ire of the Kremlin. (Soila Puurtinen/Lehtikuva via AP)Soila Puurtinen/AP

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Fri May 20, 2022, 09:26 AM

1. I'll have to see if our local beverage super-store will stock it.


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Fri May 20, 2022, 09:47 AM

2. "French abbreviation for NATO, which is "OTAN." Ok now I understand. I saw the the acronym

and wondered why someone would spell NATO backwards?? OTAN??
It's neat Neat how it's beer's name in Finnish and NATO in English...
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