June 27th, 2010
10:16 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama, Cameron settle World Cup beer bet

Toronto, Canada (CNN) - Who says there's no accountability at the G-20 summit?

President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron kept their word Saturday and fulfilled a recent bet made on the World Cup match between the United States and England.

The wager, made two weeks earlier, had the leader of the losing country owing beer to the leader of the winning country. But the two teams tied so both men brought beers to the summit and exchanged the items during their bilateral meeting.

Obama presented Cameron with Goose Island 312 beer from Chicago while Cameron gave the President 5.2 percent Hobb Goblin beer.

After clinking bottles, both men made statements reaffirming the "special relationship" between the two countries.


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soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Todd M

    Politics aside, good choice of beer Mr.President.

    May be viewed by Republicans as elitist beer though. Should have gone with Pabst Blue Ribbon.

    June 27, 2010 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  2. Hugo

    Party on Garth, shwinnnng!

    June 27, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  3. thor

    Axlerod thought this phto opt would be better than Obama standing on Gulf beaches eating a snow cone.Looks more presidential with two world leaders on stage grasping cold beers on a bet.

    June 27, 2010 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  4. Dan E

    What a terrible light pansy beer to offer to a Brit. Horrible choice.

    June 27, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  5. Still Sober

    I'd have gone with a "Fat Tire".

    June 27, 2010 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  6. Patty Patriot

    Instead of betting on all sports events maybe the so-called president should be doing what he was hired to do – protecting American citizens and their rights and upholding the Constitution. Instead of filing joint law suits with mexico against one of our own states.

    June 27, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  7. Don't Drink Elephant Water

    At least it wasn't some lame Republican swill like Budt.

    June 27, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  8. GI Joe

    Todd, Republicans don't drink beer - it's prime chapagne in their private clubs.

    June 27, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  9. Jo shmo

    when there is crisis all over going on, they are making beer bets, it is identical to the BP CO watching his boat race. without question. wheres the news on that???

    June 27, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  10. taylor

    Here come the nasty comments by the repugs. Our President cannot enjoy a beer without one of them racist, jealous, haters saying something mean spirited.
    Enjoy your beer Mr. President !!!!!!!!!

    June 27, 2010 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  11. Goose Island 312 beer from Chicago and 5.2 percent Hobb Goblin beer

    interesting

    I'll give these a try

    this article made me smile, its nice to get an occasional smile from the news

    June 27, 2010 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  12. jim

    lol one of the oldest traditions out there and the good ol' tea partiers are ready to mouth at Obama for doing so. If he had NOT wagered like this (as almost all presidents/ambassadors/etc have done throughout history of international competitions), they would have accused him of not being patriotic. Gotta love the hilarity and mirth these "wondrously smart" (read ignorant) people bring wherever they go!

    June 27, 2010 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  13. Russell Hammond

    Glad to see no InBev product was involved.

    June 27, 2010 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  14. HC

    jeez. people need to calm down and respect the fact that two nation's leaders have the working rapport and the "relaxed" relationship to be able to do this. if EVERY nation's leader could sit down, enjoy a beer together and discuss world affairs, the world would be a better place!

    June 27, 2010 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  15. Jon

    I truly don't understand you people (Patty Patriot) who say, "there's a crisis going on and the president has time for ____ and ___ and _____". Not only do spectacles like this boost international relations, they also remind us that we're humans dealing with humans. The president is human. We're all people trying to get by. We all need breaks from the negativity that plagues the modern world. And seeing our president clink beers with another world leader is good for us too. It shows us that not all of our interactions with other nations must be about war and the faltering economy. Sometimes we can have some fun with them too.

    June 27, 2010 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  16. Anonymous

    I can't believe that the President didn't bring a Sam Adams Summer Ale. It is a wonderful beer and the irony involved in the British PM drinking Sam Adams would have been amazing.

    June 27, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  17. usualone

    What do the naysayers do other than criticize the President at every moment (dumb question, I know). Their hatred is so obvious and it most likely comes from the color of his skin, fer sure. He has done a really great job considering he has so many things on his plate, and with the opposition constantly baraging him. Americans want instant gratification and since this oil disaster is fairly new (other than the Exxon Valdez incident) it will take more time than anyone wants, and apparently too many cannot understand that fact. It is easy to criticize without offering productive suggestions.

    June 27, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  18. M.F. Stout

    I'm just so glad Obama didn't give Cameron a Budweiser. Or some other lame 'Faux American' beer. Goose Island rules! Well done, Mr. President.

    June 27, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  19. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    This country needs friends, not enemies and we all must recognize that and stop the enemy making inside our country.

    June 27, 2010 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  20. katiec

    Of course there will be those hypocritically totally appalled at this gesture but I think it is good to see our president have a good relationship with the prime minister. And, a beer is what us commoners can relate to.
    I hope you were able to enjoy it, Mr President as Lord knows with all the diasters you have little time to relax and enjoy.

    June 27, 2010 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  21. hobart

    Maybe gestures such as this will revive the microbrewery industry in the USA, and inspire other small businesses. Maybe Campaign for Real Ales will catch on in the US.

    June 27, 2010 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  22. Benedict Obama

    Great, we have a president who drinks beer.

    June 27, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |