DRINKING BUDDIES

Beer Summit, Part II

When Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Cambridge police Sergeant James Crowley had a beer with President Obama at the White House, they pledged to continue the conversation that had started when Crowley's arrest of Gates at his own home turned into a subject of national interest and controversy. Looks like they kept to their word: the Boston Globe reports that the two men were spotted "in deep conversation" at Cambridge bar River Gods Wednesday night—probably not talking about the Celtics' season-opening win. Despite the intense media focus on brew choice in the run-up to the original "Beer Summit" at the White House, the Globe had no word on what the two men were drinking.