"For the record, it was Bud Light for Obama, Sam Adams Light for Gates, Blue Moon for Crowley and nonalcoholic Buckler for Biden."
I'm no beer maiven, barely knowing the difference between the light and dark colors, so I'm lost when it comes to all this. If I'm not mistaken, the "light" referred to in Obama's and Gates's beers has nothing to do with color. I guess beer is the "new wine."
The bottom line here is that it takes more than a round of beer to unify Black and White (and Yellow, Red and mixed) in America.
A "good mug of beer" means different things to different people. The spin on their meeting was positive, of course, but its real aim was making Obama look better.