Personally, I think this is a little ridiculous. It seems there is as much, or more, coverage about the "Beer Summit" as health care, the Iraq timeline and the economy. Somehow we are more entranced with Beer selection and the death of a guy who turned his life in to a play land while dangling his kids out of a window. But I guess I must comment on it, having a beer blog and all.
Gate's selection: Red Stripe. Hooray Beer! This lager coming in a well marketed "stubbie" bottle is for those who like to pay too much for a beer that is basically like Budweiser. Consumers buy it because they like to drink an "Import." Because everybody knows that the best beers come from Jamaica. I'll drink it on a beach in Jamaica, that's about it.
Crowley's selection: Blue Moon. Hooray that he is the only one with a palate. I actually like this beer. But usually, I'll go for something else if it's available. The Coors people did a good job with this Belgian Wit style, I just like to support the craft brewers when possible.
Obama's selection: Bud Light. Hooray for Belgian-Brazilians who took over our American made beer empire. This sort of saddens me. As the leader of the United States, he could have made a big statement by drinking from an American-owned craft brewery. Dogfish head and Clipper City are a couple of D.C. area locals who would have really enjoyed the press.
Now, Obama is claiming that this is not a "Beer Summit," but just three guys having a beer. Well how do you explain that incredibly real photo I have posted?