Obama Beer Debate

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Hi All,

What beer do you think should the White House choose for
the "three guys" get together?

Regards,
Byron

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``Robert Gibbs, the White House spokesman, said there will be a
“variety” of beers available, including Bud Lite (what President Obama
will presumably drink), Red Stripe (Professor Gates’ professed choice)
and Blue Moon for Sgt. Crowley.''

(bud light?!  arghh....)

Judging from the pic:

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/30/what-a-white-house-beer-says-about-race-and-politics/?hp
They look like they're actually having a good time!
Ah, beer... :)

-miles

--
Virtues, n. pl. Certain abstentions.

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Far be it from be to defend Obama, but if he was seen drinking
an import, the media and the American Beer industry would be
all over him like stink on shit.

I have read that he drinks Miller Lite.  So his taste in beer
is worse than several of his appointees.

My advice to him would be to order cases from real craft brewers,
e.g., Three Floyds, Dogfish, Kalamazoo, etc

Dick

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On Wed, 5 Aug 2009 15:14:30 +0000 (UTC), rdadams@panix.com (Dick
Adams) wrote:

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I wouldn't use the same language, but even an A-B beer wasn't enough
to shield him from this criticism, since it is now Belgian-owned.

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Bud Light, actually.  And this is the kind of comment that shows he
really can't win in this situation.  Everyone is going to read what
they like into his most trivial action and use it to reinforce what
they already thought.

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The weekend before all this I went to a Smithsonian-sponsored seminar
on Virginia beers. There are quite a few local brews that would have
done just fine.



Dav Vandenbroucke
davanden at cox dot net

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Something from local microbrew would have shown some class,


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   Yes, but which one? No matter what he chose, somebody would
take issue with it. E.g., if he chose a Hook and Ladder beer,
the people at Capital City would bitch about it, etc.
   As somebody pointed out, this is a no-win situation. And it
really doesn't matter. Maybe the guys just drank what they
wanted without analyzing it (except for the guy who changed his
choice from Red Stripe to Sam Adams Light; he obviously read the
pre-gathering chatter ;-).
--
Joel Plutchak

"New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any
other reason but because they are not already common." - John Locke

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plutchak@see.headers (Joel) writes:
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Hmm, never had Red Stripe; is it dire?

Of course Gates has been in academia so long that he may not be
_capable_ of doing something without analyzing it...

:]

-miles

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Run away!  Run away!

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   Not so much dire as just an average light American-style lager
with no character. It was the political symbolizism that I think
got him to change to an American-owned and -brewed beer (though
brewed in Cincinnati probably, rather than Boston, the home of
the Sam Adams corporate headquarters).

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   I hear ya. ;-)
--
Joel Plutchak

"New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any
other reason but because they are not already common." - John Locke

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Joel wrote, On 08/07/2009 05:49 AM:

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It *might* have been brewed in Cincinnati.  But it also might
have been brewed by Boston Beer's primary contract brewer, Miller,
which is foreign-owned.  Spot the (very minor) irony.

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