The White House Brews Its Own Beer

US President Obama oversaw the elimination of Osama bin Laden... and he asked the White House kitchen to begin brewing its own beer for parties? Remind me, how is it he's not a shoe-in for reelection? Don't answer that. Let's focus on the beer.

In his infinite wisdom, the US pres. decided to buy some beer brewing equipment (with his own money) and started brewing batches of White House Honey Ale earlier this year for a Super Bowl party.

Small batches have continued to be brewed since that time, with the most notable recent consumption arriving when Medal of honour recipient Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer requested a beer with the president.

The brew kit is also notable because it is the first ever beer brewing operation in the White House. Lastly, since it's probably brewing in a few of your snarky minds: Homebrewing is 100% legal in Washington, D.C. [CBS]


    Mmmmmm Beer.

    Does anyone know the brand and recipe for this brew?

      Hi Grant, not in detail, but I did read that it's signature ingredient is something like a pound of honey from the "white house bee hive". Yes...white house bee hive. Aside from that I guess it will be an American Ale Yeast, water of course...and probably some powdered or liquid malt and or other brewing sugar. Bet I am very close!

    Home brewing is legal everywhere I thought? Just not unlicensed sale of said beer

    Whoa, wait, there are places where homebrew is illegal?

    What kinda weird, dictatorial, anti-freedom places? Oh, right, other states in the US.

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