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Beer-Drinker-in-Chief a Boost for Beer during Recession?

Some folks in the beer industry believe it doesn't hurt the industry to have a President known to publicly consume the suds on occasion.

In fact, they fervently hope folks "moving down" from expensive wines and mixed drinks during a recession may very well settle on beer.

See this article from POLITICO.com.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0409/20998.html

Unfortunately for those of us who relish premium microbrews, however, I doubt we'll see this President downing some rare, exotic brew. Remember how critics branded Mr. Obama "elitist" for talking about arugula in Iowa?

Posted at 6:47pm on April 7, 2009 by Allan Loudell

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Comments on this post:

Anonymous
Sun, Apr 12, 2009 4:21pm
Premium microbrews cheaper than popular wines table wines and mixed drinks? Re-check your math. Not the per ounce price but the price per drink (12 ounces for beer v five ounces for wine).

The article said W didn't drink beer. They should have added "any more." He is an alcoholic with arrests for intoxication and DWI (like his daughter).


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