Earlier this evening President George Bush delivered his farewell address to the citizens of the United States of America. He does not drink…but his father does.
A well placed source at Federal Jack’s Brewpub in Kennebunkport, Maine assured me that whenever George Herbert Walker Bush stopped in for an IPA during his term in office, he made it a point to buy those around him a pint to offset any inconvenience his presence, along with the cadre of Secret Service, might cause the other customers.
In a recent article published in American Public House Review, we learn about President Elect Barack Obama’s appreciation of America’s brewing tradition. Associate Editor David McBride recounts the candidate’s swing through Pennsylvania during the Democratic Primary, and his session at the Bethlehem Brew Works. Apparently our next president appreciates a good ESB.
While a predisposition to hops does not speak to Barack Obama’s ability to lead a troubled nation, I prefer presidents that glean inspiration and intelligence from the IPA or ESB as opposed to the CIA.
Posted by: Chris Poh