To try and calm racial tensions stemming from the arrest of African-American professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. by Cambridge police Sgt. James Crowley earlier this month, President Obama threw a good old fashioned beer drinking session at the White House yesterday.
Lets take a look at the beverage of choice for each of these men and see what we can glean from what they drink.
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Beer: Red Stripe
Brewery: Desnoes & Geddes Limited
A Jamaican lager with a distinctive stubby brown bottle. Red Stripe conveys a “Let’s all just relax mon” state of mind.
Sgt. James Crowley
Beer: Blue Moon
Brewery: Blue Moon/Molson Coors
Sgt. Crowley takes a middle ground with Blue Moon, the most ubiquitous Belgian style witbier in America.
Vice President Joe Biden
Clearly someone has to take one for the team and keep their head. No telling when that red phone will ring letting you know the world could end.
President Barack Obama
Beer: Bud Light
Bud Light is America’s best selling beer showing that the President is trying to maintain a stance supporting the majority views of the American public.