Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Obama denied beer by Secret Service

Our president-elect, well-documented here as a beer drinker, has been denied his beer of choice, apparently for security reasons! Check this out from Chicago Business News:
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria's celebration plans are bittersweet. Mr. Obama
asked the Bucktown restaurant to send its InaugurAle brew to the inauguration.
But owner Bill Jacobs was told the beer had to be sent in bottles, not kegs.
There went the deal — and Mr. Jacobs' trip to D.C. "We couldn't do it, so we're
celebrating at home," he says. The restaurant's "Hail to the Chief" party starts
at 9 p.m., hours after Mr. Obama becomes president. The actual swearing-in is at
lunch — prime time for pizza deliveries.
Too bad, because Piece makes some good beer, but guys...haven't you ever heard of growlers? (That linked definition isn't completely correct, but it's the closest I could find on the Web.) Bill Clinton had Lake Placid Brewing's Ubu Ale at the White House that way: they FedEx'd six growlers to him. Fill 'em up, get a truck!

4 comments:

Steven said...

That's too bad -- and great to hear he's a Piece fan...

Piece definitely has growlers, but maybe the Service looks for capped bottles these days for tighter security purposes -- gosh knows that there could be something evil in hand-filled jugs!

Anonymous said...

That's too bad -- and great to hear he's a Piece fan.

Anonymous said...

Interesting... I thought Piece was owned by Rick Neilsen of Cheap Trick.

Steven said...

Silent partner. Keeps the Dream Police at bay.