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Posted on: Sunday, February 28, 2010

Winter Olympics: Big beer bet for Obama, Harper on hockey


Associated Press

WASHINGTON Something is brewing in U.S.-Canada relations. And it's on Olympic ice.

President Barack Obama is betting a case of beer with the Canadian prime minister on the outcome of Sunday's U.S.-Canada gold medal game.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said President Barack Obama had a case of Yuengling, a Pennsylvania regional brew, riding on the game. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is wagering 24 bottles of Molson. The beer battle pits Canada's oldest brewery against the oldest beer maker in the United States. Molson Canada is now a subsidiary of Molson Coors Brewing Co., a marriage of Molson and Denver-based Coors.

There was no word on where the cross-border exchange would occur.