While many Northern Nevadans argued for their candidate of choice or filled out an official ballot, others cracked a cold one and participated in another type of preference polling: beer caucusing. At Great Basin Brewery Brewing Co. in Sparks, the rules for caucusing were pretty simple: One ballot for each beer you ordered. In all, about 1,800 voters cast ballots in the Great Nevada Beer Caucus. And after a week of voting, the Democratic winner was U.S. Sen. Barack Obama and Republican Congressman Ron Paul. Great Basin plans to hold another beer vote this fall for the general election. Maybe this caucusing thing isn't such a bad idea.