We're only a weekend away from one of the most historic elections anyone can remember. Maybe you've worked extra hard to support your candidate. Or maybe you've worked extra hard trying to avoid all the media madness. Either way, on Tuesday, do your civic duty, go out and vote, and then take a moment to blow off some steam. It's been an extra long election season: You deserve it.
- Polling stations close first in Indiana and Kentucky. IndianaBeer.com lists over 20 breweries where you can start the celebration. The pickin's are a bit more slim in Kentucky, but why not give Kentucky Ale a try.
- For equal parts patriotism and availability, you really can't go wrong with Sam Adams. And thankfully, unlike the vote for president, they offer far more than two styles to choose from.
- A historic election deserves some historic beers: McCain supporters may want to consider sipping on Russian River's legendary Pliny the Elder, while Obama supporters might want to try to hunt down the more elusive Pliny the Younger. When it comes to those two choices, everyone's a winner.
- No matter who wins, someone is going to be making a permanent move to Washington, DC. My advice to them: Check out the nationally renowned Brickskeller for an amazing beer selection.
- When it comes to Sixpoint's Hop Obama, my vote is already in: "Four more years!"
- Win or lose, friends of John McCain can continue to pledge their support by downing plenty of Budweiser and other Anheuser-Busch products. Cindy McCain may not become First Lady, but she will always be the queen of A-B distribution.
- Your guy won? Toast victory with a bottle of DeuS -- the beer that bubbles, is bottled and even has some of the distinct flavors of champagne. Cheers!
- Your guy lost? Might be time to flee to Canada. Don't worry, it's not le fin du monde... you can take refuge with any of the fantastic beers brewed by Unibroue. A votre santé!
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