The news has gotten a bit heavy this week, and though I welcome the onslaught of  name-calling clogging my inbox, it seemed like a good time to talk about beer, especially because Sgt. Crowley and Henry Louis Gates are supposed to be drinking heavily just now at the White House. Slate has compiled a list of the top five "bonding over brewskies" moments in movie history. Here's number four, proof that beer helps catch criminals and create unlikely friendships -- even if you're Jewish!

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