Finland Takes A Swig Of Freedom

After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, some eastern European countries started worrying if they would be next. Finland, for example, applied to join NATO fairly quickly, and it appears they will be approved. The Finns were so happy, they created a NATO-inspired beer.

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.

The company’s CEO states it has “a taste of security, with a hint of freedom.”

5 thoughts on “Finland Takes A Swig Of Freedom

  1. The Soviet Russians invaded Finland in November 1939, after they signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact with the Nazis, stabbed Poland in the back by invading Poland on September 17th, 1939, Then the Soviets repudiated the Soviet-Finnish Non Aggression Pact and invaded Finland in November 1939.

    The Soviets also took Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in 1940, and did the usual Soviet tactics of arrest, execution, murder, and forced deportations of their citizens to Siberia and death.

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  2. RD – Yeah, I think they finally realized Putin is insane and would have no problem attacking Scandinavia.

    TXNick – There are a lot of Russians and Ukraines in my neighborhood. A lot of people here fly Ukraine flags or put up signs. The Russians are perturbed. See how much I care.

    RG – Never trust the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, pretty much any federal bureau, no matter the president. I’d also say don’t trust the police, but that depends upon the city.

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