White House Does Not Serve Foreign Beer

20090727-becksredstripehuebeer.jpgToward the end of the Boston Globe's story today about the whole Henry Louis Gates Jr. affair:

"I look forward to meeting Sgt. Crowley under more pleasant circumstances, and having that beer," Gates told the Globe yesterday in an email, saying a date has not been set. He said he’s partial to Red Stripe and Beck’s. He may not get his pick, as they are foreign beers, which are not stocked at the White House, under a tradition dating to the Johnson administration.

Hue beer would have totally irked LBJ, had it existed at the time. [via The Awl]