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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Four More Beers

First shout is Obama's (maximum of ten).

 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.

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.
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.)


Andy said...

That's MY kind of pandering!

David T said...

Wish he'd gotten a Peace Tree brew (Iowa beer that DOES rock), but I have no idea if they were available there.

Jeff Alworth said...

Yeah, it's really the state fair that doesn't rock. Could be there's good beer there, but not at the jockey box Obama visited.

Maureen Ogle said...

Uh, he was at the BUD tent, guys. The BUD tent. An Iowa State Fair landmark. (And, yeah, I'm an Iowan.)

Serial Dabbler said...

For the record, there are a number of great, homegrown options at the Iowa Craft Beer Tent (including Peace Tree).

Alexander D. Mitchell IV said...

Yeah, that "White House brewery"?

He didn't build that.

Maureen Ogle said...

And a good homebrew contest at the fair, too, Serial Dabbler? (I thought I saw a FB post the other day from an Iowan who'd won an award at the fair beer contest.)

Serial Dabbler said...

Yes, Maureen Ogle, there is an Amateur Oenology contest that includes home brewing. It's judged before the fair actually starts. This year there were over 80 contributors and almost 300 entries. I would imagine those numbers don't seem like much in Oregon, but they're pretty respectable around here. :)

billb said...

I did send that along happily. I do have some Iowa relatives that did not vote for our President , and will not do it this time , but they would drink a friendly beer with him. I am glad he has some good beer in the bus , it is a long thirsty drive across Iowa ! BillB

Anonymous said...

here's the angle from the recipient himself - Minneapolis star tribune:

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