The White House could get a little taste of Denver this week if President Barack Obama is able to pull off a meeting over beers Thursday between Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates and Cambridge, Massachusetts police sergeant James Crowley, who arrested Gates on July 16 at his own home.
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While Obama will have a Bud, as he has done before, Gates has reportedly chosen a Red Stripe or a Beck's. Crowley has requested Blue Moon, the now ubiquitous Coors product first invented inside Coors Field at the Blue Moon Brewery @ the Sandlot.
And Sandlot brewerTom Hail, who helped create Blue Moon fifteen or so years ago, says he's all about "beer diplomacy," as it's being called -- even if he hadn't heard about the pow-wow or Blue Moon's role when we contacted him earlier this week. "Don't give me any credit for that," he laughs.