A toast to beer (12 images)

For better or for worse, the alcoholic beverage is an indelible component of our culture, consumed by frat boys and presidents alike.
Updated: April 6, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Vice President Joe Biden (L) have a beer with Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr., (LC) and Sgt. James Crowley (RC) in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on July 30, 2009. Last week Crowley arrested Gates in Gates' home. UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg
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