Political Fluff.... ;-}
I avoided the urge, as in was never tempted.
I read that he had a Bud Light. What's your source on the Belgian beer?
AB is now owned by InBev, a Belgian company. So Bud Light *is* a 'Belgian' beer. ;-)
The wink is key on the "Belgian beer" comment. I never tire of the joke.Although Red Stripe is an indifferent beer, I give Gates props for picking an obscure beer charged with just the right political symbolism.
It turns out Gates had a Sam Adams in the end. Good for him!And now I have commented.
Upon another look at your picture: it seems to confirm Gates's assertion that he had a Sam Adams: that beer 'aint no Red Stripe, it is a lovely deep amber hue.And now I have commented twice (in one day)
He decided to go for the local brew--that is good. (Although I would have been even more impressed had he chosen a Harpoon IPA.)
Harpoon IPA isn't a very good beer. Most of the beers in the Sam Adams portfolio are better.
My original line in the WaPo piece, which we had to edit, of course, once we learned Gates had changed his brew, was that perhaps he was showing solidarity with the oppressed people of Jamaica.
Yes... It's a sad day when we have to say Bud is a Belgian beer! They already have Stella Artios... Wasn't that crappy enough for them Belgians?! ;-}
I had multiple business trips to Bavaria and Austria in the 1990s. A favorite acquired joke was:Q: How is American beer like sex in a canoe?A: It's f'ing close to water. [rim shot]
clarificationthe reference was to industrial, non-craft American beers; many of which are now owned by international conglomerates.I have had Oregon / Washington / Northern Californian craft - pilsners that would sell well in a Bavarian gasthaus- ESBs that would sell well in a Yorkshire pub