ERIE, Pennsylvania (CNN) -– In what seems to be a continuing battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton over who is more "in touch" with the average American, the Illinois senator made a stop outside a Pennsylvania beer distributing company Friday and tried to made clear his fondness for the fermented alcoholic beverage.
"We like beer," Obama told a group that had gathered outside, according to a media pool report.
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey was in tow, as well. The two of them had just left a tour of the Erie Bolt Company, and noticed a crowd of about 30 people congregating in front of the Erie Beer Company.
"The steel was interesting, but beer!" Obama exclaimed.
He continued, asking the group, "What's selling best right now?"
"Bud Light!" most people responded.
The two men did not sample any brews on this visit.
On Monday, the Illinois senator mocked Clinton for taking a shot of whiskey in front of TV cameras. But it's not that Obama hasn't made attempts to connect with voters in a bar, as well - On a bus tour stop on March 28, Obama had a few sips of beer with Casey in front of the press. He did not finish the beer.