Matt Simpson, known as The Beer Sommelier on Rate Beer, spoke with NPR regarding the beer choices for the White House summit meeting with President Obama, Gates, and Crowley.
quite the interesting read, imnsho.
i especially appreciated how he kept his personal tastes out of the heart of the interview: beer and politics, not the politics of beer. in reality, beer is about socialability and people relations. what better way to relax, listen, and learn than over a convivial pint of brew.
heck, if it was good enough for our forefathers, it's certainly good enough for us now.
and on another note, it would seem that the choice of beer has sparked some rather heated opinions on whether the choices were worthy or not.
Brooklyn Brewery weighs in with their opinion.
(when you click on the link, it will ask for your birth date and name, but then redirect you to the proper page so worry not)