Obama Beer Summit To Feature Red, Light And Blue

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Obama Beer Summit, as many observers have already coined it, and its teachable moment on race will start this evening somewhere in the white house. May be it will take place in the outside garden. Blue Moon beer, Red Stripe and the Obama beer Bud Light will be on the table. Makers of these brands of beverages could not ask for a better moment in the history of their marketing.

So tonight, there will be three cold beers on a hot night. It will be hot in any regard because the three men are caught in a controversy and they have things to talk about. I just wish this was a public meeting and that the media had full access to it. However, I understand the men need some privacy to level the controversy. The cold beer may in fact cool the hot emotions.

According to ABC "The president will drink Bud Light," his Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters. "The Harvard scholar has expressed his preference for Red Stripe, and the sergeant mentioned to Obama that he likes Blue Moon."

To Beer Or Not To Beer

The Obama beer is Bud Light. I won't take credit for calling it an Obama Beer. That's the way the online community is not searching and calling. According to Wikipedia, Bud Light is "Budweiser's flagship light beer with 4.2% ABV and 110 calories per 12 ounce serving. Bud Light is the bestselling beer in America."

Professor Gates' preferred beer is Red Stripe. It's brewed in Jamaica. Red Stripe was first brewed in 1928. From the very beginning a superior approach to quality was adopted. Intent on producing a beer of international quality, the company's first Jamaican brew master, the Honorable Paul Geddes, traveled around the world to extract the very best from other brew masters and experts. Geddes, along with his colleague, Bill Martindale developed the winning formula for Red Stripe.

Sergeant Crowley has mentioned to Obama that he likes Blue Moon. Blue Moon, a Belgian-Style witbier brewed by the Molson Coors Brewing Company, was launched in 1995. Originally called Bellyslide Belgian White, it was created by Keith Villa, a brewmaster at Coors Field's Sandlot Brewery (the onsite brewery owned by the Molson Coors Brewing Company). The beer is orange-amber in color with a cloudy appearance because it is unfiltered. It is also spiced with coriander and orange peel in addition to the hops found in most beers. Blue Moon does have a more pronounced orange flavor than many other beers of the style. The grain bill for Blue Moon includes malted barley, white wheat, and oats.

Hopefully the Obama Beer Summit will put this nation one step ahead in the race discussions. We now conclude on a light note saying what each beer ad says: Drink Responsibly gentlemen.

The beer summit is tonight at 6PM EST.

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