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Old 10-27-2018, 03:27 PM
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7,000 American Troops Go to Iceland for NATO Training Exercise, Promptly Drink Every Beer in Sight
By: Timothy Meads - Townhall - 10-27-18
RE: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timoth...sight-n2532564

God bless America and God bless beer.

Last Wednesday, October 17th, 6,000-7,000 American troops landed on Iceland for joint training exercises with other NATO forces. This is the largest NATO training exercise since 2015 and officialy started on Thursday, October 25th and will last through November 23.

But, before their actual mission began, American troops decided they would partake in some good ol' fashion drinking in the nation's capital. In just two short days, bars across Reykjavík had to go into emergency mode as their beer supply simply could not keep up with the copious amounts of drinking that the American forces completed.

According to press reports, "several bars in downtown Reykjavík ran out of beer while serving thirsty US sailors." Other bars, were forced to break into their emergency supplies:

The local news site Vísir reports that the brewery Ölgerđ Egils Skallagrímssonar, which makes the popular Gull, had to send out emergency supplies to the bars. According to the sources of Vísir, the soldiers preferred local beers over imports and were very willing to sample different microbrews as well as the more popular standard lagers.

The local blogger Eiríkur Jónsson spoke to restaurateurs who said they had never experienced a similar situation. Bar owners who ran out of beer tried to solve the issue by borrowing from bars which were better stocked, while members of the delivery team from Ölgerđin were called out to help the bar owners cope, but “they were fighting an overwhelming force,” as Eiríkur puts it.

To the men and women who completed this task, thanks for your service and best of luck in the training exercise. We'll have some beer waiting for you when you get back to the States.

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Personal note: To wipe out the all the beers town had to be a major event for sure. But ya know - ya gotta have a beer or two or three or more! At various times. I hope they had fun but its going to be pretty damn cold up there - stay warm.

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US Troops Deploy ‘Overwhelming Force’ Against Iceland’s Beer Supplies
By JARED KELLER on October 27, 2018
RE: https://taskandpurpose.com/sailors-m...-beer-iceland/

U.S. troops landed in Iceland last week ahead of the start the largest NATO military exercise since the Cold War, and apparently, they left their mark in the most appropriate way possible: by drinking every last beer in the nation’s capital.

A significant number of bars in downtown Reykjavík were forced to make emergency beer runs under the onslaught of thirsty American sailors and Marines in town for the start of Trident Juncture 18, Iceland Magazine reports.

Local media estimate that 6,000 and 7,000 U.S. military personnel exhausted beer cellars across the Icelandic capital in the span of a single weekend.

The details from Iceland Magazine are, frankly, hilarious (emphasis ours):

The local news site Vísir reports that the brewery Ölgerđ Egils Skallagrímssonar, which makes the popular Gull, had to send out emergency supplies to the bars. According to the sources of Vísir, the soldiers preferred local beers over imports and were very willing to sample different microbrews as well as the more popular standard lagers.

The local blogger Eiríkur Jónsson spoke to restaurateurs who said they had never experienced a similar situation. Bar owners who ran out of beer tried to solve the issue by borrowing from bars which were better stocked, while members of the delivery team from Ölgerđin were called out to help the bar owners cope, but “they were fighting an overwhelming force,” as Eiríkur puts it.

Nearly 50,000 troops from 29 NATO allies (plus Sweden and Finland) are participating in Trident Juncture 18, backed up by 65 naval vessels, 150 aircraft, and more than 10,000 vehicles — all of which makes for thirsty work. And iff anything, Trident Juncture will leave NATO leaders with one important strategic conclusion: When all else fails, you can always drink the enemy under the table.

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Hot Coco when your on the ice and foot warmers are preferred in Iceland. Enjoy your mission and have fun in town! You've earned it.

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