Harper and Obama bet on hockey game, winner takes beer

Harper and Obama bet on hockey game, winner takes beer

The beer of proud prime ministers (Photo by Adam Sonnett) 

Sunday provided a trifecta of high stakes for Stephen Harper: Canada’s hockey matchup against the U.S.; the chance for Canada to surpass the gold-count record; and a case of beer.

Harper, perhaps as part of his continually mediocre efforts to appear hip (along with his rendition of “With a Little Help From My Friends”), wagered a case of beer against Barack Obama on the outcome of the men’s Olympic hockey final. Now that he’s won the bet, Obama owes Harper a case of Molson Canadian.

Canadian? Really? If Harper’s going to pretend to be cool, couldn’t he have chosen something a little more, well, cool? If Obama had won the bet, he would have received a case of Yuengling. Coming from America’s oldest brewery, the choice isn’t exactly underground, but it’s decidedly classier.

Obama owes Harper beer [Toronto Sun]