As the 2012 U.S. Presidential race nears the finish line, the most current polls show the contest to be a statistical dead heat nationwide, but there is one place where President Barack Obama is winning by wide margin: Half Moon Bay Brewing Company.
The small California-based brew pub is holding what it calls the "Presidential Alection." Half Moon Bay has been asking consumers to "cast their vote" with their beer purchases and is keeping a tally. It sells 22-ounce bottles of its Pillar Point Ale with either a blue label and a smiling Barack Obama or a red label and a grinning Mitt Romney. Both cost $4.50 each.
As we near Election Day, 150 cases of the Obama beer have been sold versus 40 cases for Romney, though the GOP nominee has been trending up slightly in recent months.
The beer inside the bottles is the same, but don't tell that to consumers who are set in their political views.