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“Declassified” White House Honey Ale

They say one way to measure a politician’s likability is if the voter is interested in having a beer with them. A silly thought to be sure, but now learning that they’re homebrewing at the White House  – I would love to stop by for a pint with Obama.

Inspired by home brewers from across the country, last year President Obama bought a home brewing kit for the kitchen. After the few first drafts we landed on some great recipes that came from a local brew shop. We received some tips from a couple of home brewers who work in the White House who helped us amend it and make it our own. To be honest, we were surprised that the beer turned out so well since none of us had brewed beer before.

The kitchen staff is homebrewing a honey brown ale and a honey porter using South lawn honey. Here are some reviews from brewers based on seeing the recipe itself.

Cheekily, they have just “declassified” the recipe for the White House Honey Ale here.

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