President Barack Obama samples the Guinness at this pub in Moneygall village, the hometown of his great-great-great-grandfather. The brand of the president’s favorite brew is debatable: One source says Pennsylvania-brewed Yuengling, while another reports Chicago-brewed Goose 312.
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June 26, 2010. Toronto, Canada.
When the United States played the U.K. in the World Cup last June, President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron wagered a bottle of beer for the leader of the winning country. Since the teams tied 1-1, they traded brews at the G-20 summit. Cameron’s favorite: Hobgoblin, crafted by Wychwood Brewery in Oxfordshire.
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March 4, 2010. Paris, France.
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon and Agriculture Minister Bruno Le Maire visit a showcase of farming technology, livestock, and crop diversity of France. In early January, Fillon confessed that he favored the drinking establishments of the U.K. over the cafes of France. “If there was one thing I really would like to import from Britain to France, it is the pubs,” he said. “The social mix that you find in pubs is something that really doesn’t exist here.”
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July 16, 2009. Munich, Germany.
“You only have to eat and drink beer once in Bavaria and then you can go without food for a while!” Russian President Dmitry Medvedev remarked on this trip to Germany. Here, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Medvedev share a toast.
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February 8, 2007. Bolivian Andes.
Bolivian President Evo Morales at the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve.
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December 16, 2005. Sochi, Russia.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and former Armenian President Robert Kocharian take a swig at Putin’s vacation home at Sochi, a resort city on the Black Sea.
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January 11, 1994. Prague, Czech Republic.
Former President Bill Clinton and former Czech President Vaclav Havel at the Golden Tiger pub in central Prague.