Top 3 patriotic lagers of Olvi
During the past year or so Iisalmi-based brewer Olvi has gone the extra mile in order to brand itself as a truly Finnish company. Here is a top 3 of lagers brought out recently, to prove that they are very much in tune with the domestic beer drinker.
3. Suomalainen saunaolut (Finnish sauna beer)
You see that birch leaf printed on the can? That’s there to indicate the freshness of this lager, which you are only supposed to drink right after you step out of the sauna, naked and steaming. Preferrably accompanied by the sound of a distant cuckoo bird and thinking of everyone who fought in WWII – which Finland didn’t lose by the way, but rather came second in by choice. Now, you wouldn’t dare having a Heineken after all this, would you? What are you, a Russian spy?
The beer itself is a pretty decent light lager, so nothing wrong with that.
2. Halko (Log)
You see that birch tree texture on the can? That’s there to indicate that this beer is as Finnish as it comes, because Finland is the only place in the world where birch trees actually grow, and that’s a damn good reason to be proud about. And also Finland didn’t lose in WWII – we came second by choice.
The beer itself is a pretty decent light lager similar to the Sauna beer, so nothing wrong with that. Quite similar, come to think of it.
You see that slipper texture printed on the can? Thats the same slipper your great grandfather wore while fighting in WWII, and one of the reasons his toes totally froze and the gangrene kicked in. It is also indirectly the reason why Finland came second in the war. But that was of course by choice.
The beer itself is a pretty decent light lager very similar to the Sauna beer and the Halko beer, so nothing wrong with that.
Wait a minute. This is exactly the same beer in different cans, isn’t it?