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-- -- just about two hours away from the White House beer summit between President Obama Harvard professor skip gates and Cambridge.
Police officer James -- This event has caused.
Play more buzz it just a short dared to you -- just about anything else they're talking about it's not about what the president felt the need to clarify the event in a photo op.
A few moments.
Not a university seminar.
-- -- -- It's it's an attempt to.
Some personal interaction.
-- an issue has become so -- and so symbolic.
Is meant to refuse diffuse racial tension.
That is ironically started brewing controversy in the US beer industry so we're pretty -- rich to -- he's the CEO of -- And chairman of the board of directors for the brewers association.
Great to have you rich thanks for coming in.
You're welcome thank you for having me well what do you make of all of this on the one hand we're hearing that some brewers are thrilled that he chose beer and not you know -- -- als or something like that.
But on the other the choice -- -- so much controversy is that American domestic foreign and as well what do you think overall.
I'm thrilled that they're having a beer I mean I think it's a great way to.
Sort of try to have had some good social discourse so that's number one and number two obviously I wish they would have -- -- chosen some harpoon to have.
Besides that you know I I wish them luck in the in the meat of the matter that they haven't from.
Well let's take let's take a look at the various peers -- favorably to -- -- a shot back for a second here is that.
This is the this is the -- that the officer has chosen it's called red stripe.
Of course the Bud Light in the middle -- is the kind of president likes and then this is the -- and mrs.
skip gates is.
Beer they are all produced.
By foreign manufactured at some of them are actually produced here in the states but the money goes abroad is -- -- problem that.
Well again -- had been but I want to.
What did you drug drop myself -- that I would have liked to have seen them pick a local brewer.
You know I I I went to Harvard so I had my own run ins with both Harvard professors and Cambridge police I.
I I think it would have been terrific to have a -- represented there and that.
You know maybe we'll invite them -- down the debris it's only about four miles away from the campus.
Two you know have our own little summit -- the birds it's interesting Hollywood will look.
I was gonna say look we -- love them to have a local for us or another one I mean.
That that that's that's you know we we would love that they -- 12100 choices -- the United States so.
For videotapes professor gates has to be cleared likes the red stripe and the officer Crowley likes the blue.
What is the -- blue moon.
I find it interesting though that this -- has brought a lot of attention to local breweries and microbreweries having this can only be good for your industry right.
I think it's fabulous and I mean I think they're very.
Varies idea that I hear and people have asked -- -- these drawn a lot of interest I think it's terrific and you know support your local brewer that's -- I can say and and I held of the draws attention to that how well we have had deliberate you'll be happy you know we've had a -- laborers on all day from stem to -- we haven't finished yet of course Neil Cavuto is gonna be on watch when that when the president has his beer summit so -- focusing.
Here on Fox Business on domestic brewers such as yourself will do what we can to revive the industry all the thank you once again I don't think it needs much of a revival we all of -- around thanks rich good to see yet thank you very much you -- -- what's your faith and I like Sam Adams I'm partial sale which is number one in Boston I think -- is is number twelve and -- does is wears a little smaller but Sam Adams summer -- Nothing to believe that.
Little bit a lemon and.
No I don't drink beer but I picked iron city light for Pittsburgh that -- my opinion of American beer right there -- -- I'm just more of attack the personal blow.
Oh dear if it.
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