Finally, a subject that I know something about!
Ale is one of the two main types of beers, the other being lager.
But there is a place that is far more informative than I; so, I recommend you go to Beer 101.
At the right of the page are two small boxes, What's an Ale? and What’s a Lager?
The difference is easy to see; Ale is preceded by “an” and Lager is preceded by “a”
But I seriously doubt that beer can hold things together. For example, it can’t prevent Brexit; I mean, those beer-swigging Brits will never see eye-to-eye with the wine-sipping French art de vivre. As for America, Donald Trump is a non-drinker. Too bad about that; I think it might do him some good to get drunk now and then; it certainly can’t hurt!