The staff of American Public House Review are well aware of President Obama’s penchant for a good brew. We chronicled that particular predilection during his campaign visit to the Bethlehem Brew Works in 2008. We are pleased to discover that his fondness for the juice of the barley has been incorporated into public policy. The latest beneficiaries of his beer tap diplomacy are Sergeant James Crowley of the Cambridge Police Department and Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.. Both gentlemen have been invited to the White House for a beer.
The question is which selection of suds will best smooth over the ruffled feathers, and what beer goes best with crow?
Here are three offerings from the editors of American Public House Review:
- We suggest beginning the session by serving Thomas Jefferson’s Tavern Ale from Yards Brewing of Philadelphia. What better way to begin any meeting at the White House, than to honor the man whose very words helped to establish the rights and freedoms of this great nation. And with an ABV: of 8.0% one can quickly undo any prevailing tensions.
- Next we recommend some Loose Cannon Ale from Baltimore’s Clipper City Brewing. This is the perfect mea culpa malt beverage, when one needs to atone for expressing themselves without the benefit of having all the facts.
- And finally we would close this historic gathering with a pint of Benevolence, a unique variation of a Belgian lambic from the Cambridge Brewing Company. Not only would this properly honor the contributions to the community by both Sergeant Crowley and Professor Gates; but with an ABV: of 12.6%, that which some might be reluctant to forgive – will most certainly be forgotten!
Posted by: Chris Poh