Steinmeier: Ambassador of German beer
The German Brewers' Society awarded the honor for 2008 to the foreign minister.
Berlin -- Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who oversees Germany's embassies around the world, picked up a special envoy title of his own Wednesday: ambassador of German beer.
The German Brewers' Society awarded the honor for 2008 to the foreign minister, who is also deputy chancellor and the ranking Social Democrat in Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet.
At an evening ceremony in the state of Bavaria's official mission in Berlin, the beverage of choice was of course beer. Steinmeier smiled as he took a deep draught from a stein of beer and received his badge.