Blue Moon Beer the Right Choice for the White House? – While we are a 100% politics-free publication, we’ve got a lot of pride in our president and our beer. To help ease the racially-charged tensions between Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley, President Obama invited the two for a beer at the White House. Obama served his guests the options of Blue Moon White Ale, Budweiser and Red Stripe. What is peculiar about these choices? None of them are produced by wholly U.S.-owned breweries. Blue Moon is produced by Coors, under shared ownership of SABMiller in the UK. Budweiser is produced by Anheuser-Busch InBev, a company based in Belgium after its recent purchase. Red Stripe is produced by Desnoes & Geddes, based in Kingston, Jamaica.
So what would be the best choice of brews to share with the President’s guests? We submit Samuel Adams, brewed by Boston Beer Company, the largest 100% American-owned brewery in the United States. While the quality of Sam Adams beer is respected by beer lovers (and brewers) throughout the world, the brand carries a lot of symbolism in the American Spirit. What started out as a true underdog has become the largest in the United States, additionally igniting a new wave of microbrews and craft breweries in the U.S. Sam Adams led a revolution in the beer world, taking it to the big dogs and coming out the winner. To us, that sounds like a truly American story. Take this as a message to the White House chef– drink American!