Iowans rock. (Their beer? Maybe not so much.)
Update. Reader BB (who may out himself if he wishes) sends this along:
In perhaps the most startling revelation so far in Obama’s three-day bus tour across Iowa, it was revealed this morning that the White House brews its own beer, and that the presidential bus is stocked with bottles of that beer.Also, note that in comments proud Iowan Maureen Ogle (one of two people I thought of when writing this--the other's Matt Van Wyk) takes hearty exception to my characterization of the quality of beer in Iowa. Apparently the Iowa State Fair ghettoizes the crap into its own tent--the one Obama happened along. (I'd hit him up for a homebrewed honey wheat instead.)
The revelation came incidentally, when a man at the Knoxville coffee shop where Obama stopped today somehow got the president onto the subject of beer, and Obama noted that a sample of the White House’s home brew was just outside.