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By now, you’ve probably heard about the wager between President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper over the Olympic hockey gold-medal game. Though the heads of state had some trouble settling the terms (namely who would buy the beer—the winner or the loser?), it was finally determined that the loser would pick up the tab. So, Obama has shipped a case of Molson Canadian to his counterpart in Ottawa. (Had the USA come won the game, Harper would have shipped a case of Yuengling to Obama.)

Now… doesn’t this seem like a remarkably low-stakes wager? Does anyone really sit on the edge of their seat just hoping that the mailman might deliver a case of Molson?? Seems to us this could have been a lot more interesting, given the world-class beer being made in North America these days. What beers would you have picked?

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