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Finnish Brewery Has Adult Beverage, Er, Message for Trump, Putin

Limited-release beer urges the leaders to "settle this like adults"
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 16, 2018 9:14 AM CDT
Finnish Brewery Has Adult Beverage, Er, Message for Trump, Putin
Samuli Huuhtanen, CEO of brewery Rock Paper Scissors poses with beer, coffee, and T- shirts with caricatures depicting Vladimir Putin and President Trump, in Helsinki, July 14, 2018. RPS is poking fun at the Helsinki summit with a limited-edition lager urging them to settle things "like adults."   (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

(Newser) – A small Finnish craft brewery is paying a humorous tribute to the Helsinki summit. RPS Brewing has issued a limited-edition lager depicting cartoon US and Russian presidents on its label, with text for President Trump and Vladimir Putin saying "Let's Settle This Like Adults" and "Making Lager Great Again." The beer has been in high demand since it hit the shelves nationwide on Wednesday and the whole 10,000-bottle lot had been sold out ahead of Monday's summit, reports the AP. Samples have also been delivered to the US and Russian embassies in Helsinki.

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"Nobody knows problem solving better than us," RPS CEO Samuli Huuhtanen tells Sky News. "With rock paper scissors, we have solved all kinds of problems and ... we decided President Putin and Trump maybe needed to know this secret source of problem solving." He adds that "a couple of good beers can help any negotiations," and a visit to a Finnish sauna couldn't hurt.

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