As we work our way through the Endless Simmer endorsement process, we’re trying very hard to be perfectly non-partisan political analysts and endorse the candidate who will do the most for food issues, but that sweetheart Barack Obama just isn’t making it easy. Not only does the Great Biracial Hope have his own ice cream – it’s from Ben and Jerry’s and the name is a pun, I think I just might be a fan – but now there is Obama beer. Sixpoint Craft Ale (a great local discovery upon moving to Brooklyn) has introduced “Hop Obama.” Here’s the lowdown, via Brownstoner:
“In keeping with the Illinois senator’s unifying theme, the ‘Hop Obama’ is an indefinable ale that doesn’t adhere to traditional style guidelines.” The beer is being offered for a limited time at select bars in New York and Massachusetts, and the 4th Avenue bar Pacific Standard is one of the places that’s scored some kegs. (Ed. Note: Pacific Standard, near my house, is another new and noteworthy find. They have a long rotating selection of rare brews, with a nifty printed menu that describes the attributes of each. Plus they have a blog. Obv. I can get on board with any bar that has a blog.) The bar’s blog notes that “this beer is about hope and a rejection of beer as usual.”
That makes Barry two-for-two on our “What Not to Waste” list. Your move, Hillary.