Monday, July 27, 2009

White House 'beer summit' this week?

The Boston Globe is reporting that the much-anticipated "beer summit" could take place this week.

President Obama will be having a beer (or two?) with Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Cambridge police Sgt. James Crowley in an effort to broker a truce between the two. Tempers flared after Crowley's arrest of Gates for disorderly conduct a week ago.

Speculation is rampant over the choice of brew the three will drink. Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times lists some of the possibilities.

It's possible that there will be some cold Blue Moon™ Belgian White on hand. After all, that's what Sgt. Crowley was drinking when Obama called him at a Boston pub last week.

Blue Moon is described as "a refreshing, medium-bodied, unfiltered Belgian-style wheat ale spiced with fresh coriander and orange peel for a uniquely complex taste and an uncommonly smooth finish"...which sounds awfully "elitist".

Or maybe they'll just have a couple of Buds. (For the curious, Random Pixels is partial to Pilsner Urquell.)

But whatever beer the two Harvard men and a working class Irish cop choose to quaff, one thing's for sure, and that is that this story isn't going away for a very long time.

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