in general?) concept
that I haven't been able to find a good English
expression for. Literally
, it means "outdoors beer" or "outdoors lager". An utepils is the action of sitting outside in the sun with a glass of beer
(or other alcoholic beverage
). Note that nice weather is optional, but is still a big part of the niceness of the utepils.
With such cold weather as can be found in Norway, the year's first utepils is a very important one, and is usually enjoyed around May 1. Among the most competitive young males, having the earliest utepils is a very important thing.