Breaking News of Global Import: White House Releases a Beer Recipe!

Proof that transparency, like beer, is good for us and proof that God loves us:

With public excitement about White House beer fermenting such a buzz, we decided we better hop right to it.

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.

As far as we know the White House Honey Brown Ale is the first alcohol brewed or distilled on the White House grounds. George Washington brewed beer and distilled whiskey at Mount Vernon and Thomas Jefferson made wine but there’s no evidence that any beer has been brewed in the White House. (Although we do know there was some drinking during prohibition…)

And….the recipes.

FOI News You Can Use: White House Petition to Release Beer Recipe!

Maybe we should just do all federal FOIA this way….

Beer enthusiasts may soon be able to craft their own version of the White House honey ale. That is, for a few thousand online signatures.

White House spokesperson Jay Carney recently announced on Twitter that the administration will unveil the beer’s recipe once a petition for this request receives 25,000 signatures by September 17.

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