Appetizers
July 30, 2009
Sacramentans react to the "beer summit"

News flash: three guys are having a beer tonight. Sounds pretty ordinary, save that the fellas tossing back a cold one are President Obama, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sgt. Joseph Crowley of the Cambridge, Mass. police department.

If you don't know the back story, Gates was arrested by Crowley in a case of mistaken burglary. President Obama remarked that police had "acted stupidly," Crowley responded with bitter beer face, and the whole case stoked the powder keg of race relations. Can't we all just get along? Well sure, and it helps if the cooling down session involves beer. So President Obama invited Gates and Crowley to the White House to knock back a cold one while hopefully finding common ground.

President Obama reportedly opted for a Bud Light, while Gates chose Red Stripe and Crowley was good with a Blue Moon.

What did local suds lovers think of this so-called beer summit? Watch the above video and find out

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