Republicans Drink Samuel Adams, Democrats Drink Heineken, Study Says
You're at a party, you spot a good-looking guy or girl across the room, and you think to yourself, here's the deal-breaker: "Is he (or she) a Republican or a Democrat?" Thanks to new statistics from the National Journal, you can decipher your crush's political stance by the beer in his or her hands.
Mike Shannon and Will Feltus combed through 200,000 interviews from Scarborough Research to determine what American politicos are drinking. The results? A bubble chart that shows where your favorite brew falls on the political spectrum — and measures voter turnout. Some of the stats found:
• Heineken is decidedly a left-wing brew, but take note: it also falls lower on the voter turnout spectrum. (If you spot your friend drinking a Heineken, better make sure he's registered to vote.) Other left-skewing beers: Corona, Budweiser, Guinness, Michelob, and Molson.
• Samuel Adams ranked as the Republican brew, and ranked high for voter turnout. Other right-skewing beers: Rolling Rock, Labatt Blue, Coors Light, Miller Lite, and Blue Moon.
• Dos Equis, surprisingly, is the most bi-partisan beer of the nearly 30 beers listed. (That ought to make fans of the "Most Interesting Man in the World" even more furious.) So those of you wanting to keep poltics out of your party, you know what beer to stock up on.
No word on where Obama's beer recipes fall on the beer spectrum — but we have a pretty good guess.