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White House beer recipes revealed

White House beer recipes revealed
After I had previously suggested that there was no requirement for the White House to "release" recipes for the President's favorite homebrewed beers, a few reversals hit me. First, in response to the online petition started on the whitehouse.gov web site requesting the recipes, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Tweeted:
Got a Q today on @wethepeople petition asking us to share WH beer recipe: http://wh.gov/4y9b  If it reaches the threshold, we'll release it
That was on August 23. Then, on August 29, President Obama staged an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit.com, where user silent1mezzo asked: "What's the recipe for the White House's beer?" The response: "It will be out soon! I can tell from first hand experience, it is tasty." Not surprisingly, Reddit's served overloaded during the session, but the transcript is available here...

UPDATED: White House MAY disclose homebrew recipes

UPDATED: White House MAY disclose homebrew recipes
Update: Just after I posted this article based on information I got this afternoon, I was led by Reddit to a Tweet by White House press secretary Jay Carney this evening, in which he suggests he may be changing his mind:
Jay Carney (EOP) Jay Carney (EOP)Verified ‏@PressSec Got a Q today on @wethepeople petition asking us to share WH beer recipe: http://wh.gov/4y9b  If it reaches the threshold, we'll release it
Will the kitchen staff cooperate? We may find out sooner than later.
There was some buzz again this month again regarding the beer being brewed at the White House. It started with the reveal of a "White House Honey Ale" at President Obama's 2011 Super Bowl Party. Later, there were erroneous reports that more homebrew was being served during White House St. Patrick's Day Events. Last September, President Obama served a White House Honey Blonde Ale at the behest of Medal of Honor awardee, Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer, on the Rose Garden patio. Two weeks ago, the President confirmed that the small homebrewing setup was still operating, and that a supply of the beer is kept in stock. Mr. Obama even gave a bottle of the Honey Ale to a customer during a campaign stop in Iowa. It's know that there are at least three varieties of White House homebrew: the Honey Ale, Honey Blonde Ale, and a Honey Porter, all made with, you guessed it, honey from the beehive in the White House Kitchen Garden...

Details on the Obama White House homebrewed beer

Details on the Obama White House homebrewed beer
The President and First Lady check out some pewter beer steins. I’m not sure, but it looks like the Marines behind them also have a glass in their hands. White House photo by Samantha Appleton. The craft beer and homebrewing communities got quite a surprise on Super Bowl Sunday. No, not Adrien Brody crooning in... Read more »
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White House Super Bowl party has Wisconsin, Pennsylvania beer, and homebrew

Some interesting information comes to light in the craft beer world in the wake of the Super Bowl. I reported here about the campaign by East End Brewing owner Scott Smith to get a case of his Pittsburgh-brewed beer to the Whote House Super Bowl party to match the Green Bay-made Hinterland beers President Obama... Read more »

Super Bowl Beer Review: Gratitude by East End Brewing, PIttsburgh

  East End Gratitude, from a well-enjoyed beer tasting: Crazy angle, and a thumb in the lens. A few weeks back, I reviewed a beer from Green Bay that I was able to secure and taste before the NFC Championship game. I wanted to do the same for something from Pittsburgh, but there is none... Read more »
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