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  1. Mike the Brit

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    "The three men and Vice President Biden ate peanuts and pretzels as they sipped beers at an outdoor table set up steps from the Oval Office. Obama drank a Bud Light, Gates a Sam Adams Light, Crowley a Blue Moon and Biden a non-alcoholic Buckler." USA Today

    OK, who wins? Definitely not Obama (is that the only beer he's ever heard of?) If you want a light beer, Sam Adams is a decent choice. I've never had a Buckler, but the trusty interweb thingy tells me it's a Heineken brand, considered so uncool in Holland that Heineken don't sell it there! But actually I think drinking low/no alcohol beer can be cool. On a hot day, beer can be very refreshing without the alcohol. Some of them are fairly disgusting (anyone remember Kaliber?) but I had a Flensburger no-alcohol in the summer that was very good and went nicely with my Wiener Schnitzel. (Are there any mean rumours that Biden has a GWB-style issue with drink?) I remember Blue Moon as a pretty decent wheat beer, but perhaps I'm making that up. But, if I'm right, I'll score it: Obama, Gates, Biden and Crowley.
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    I tried non-alcholic beer once. It tasted like water. Only at $6 a six pack. That's why I drink seltzer water with lime. It's like a non-alcholic Corona at 1/4 the price. I hate to side with that pompous ass but, Sam Adams has it all over the other choices. Even if it is light. Although I am being a little unfair in my assessment since I 've never had a Blue Moon. I think Obama just went with the Bud to further his act of being a regular "working class" guy. Who went to Harvard and is POTUS.
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    I had a closer look at one of the photos and Crowley's beer is definitely cloudy and it looks like it might have a slice in it, which suggests that it is a wheat beer. Good choice. (You're probably right about Obama. But from what little I've seen in Cambridge, if you go to Harvard and want to pretend you're a regular working-class guy you go for Pabst Blue Ribbon.)
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    Crowley wins with the Blue Moon and an orange slice.
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    I had a bottle of Becks non-alcoholic before. Wasn't too bad....

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