When I were a lad, the idea of shipping Bud to Canadian forces in the field would be somewhere between an insult and an joke that didn't make all that much sense. So much for the prejudices of my youth. Apparently, the Canadian troops in Afghanistan needed flats of the iconic American light lager to celebrate the honeymoon of Will and Kate recently held in Canada... I think:
Officials say the donation was made as a way of celebrating William's military service as well as Catherine's grandfather, Peter Middleton. Kate's granddad served as a flight instructor with Britain's Royal Air Force at the No. 37 Service Flying Training School in Calgary for two years during the Second World War. "Both the Duke of Cambridge and Labatt have a proud history assisting the military and this donation continues that tradition of support," said Ryan. The newlyweds requested donations be made to charity in lieu of wedding gifts.
I am still confused about this qualifying under the donation concept - but the weirdest thing about the article is how the text avoids mentioning what the photo in the Toronto Sun screams. "14,000 cans of local brew" or "a small taste of home" or "Canadian-brewed beer" are not often terms Canadians would use to describe Budweiser. Let's be honest - Canadian drink a load of the stuff and it is brewed here but does that make it the first beer that comes to mind when I think Canada? Hardly.