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Title: White House Homebrew
Post by: dbeechum on February 07, 2011, 07:17:10 AM
Ok, so let me start this thread by saying: NO POLITICS! Let's just focus on the news item and not your opinions pro or con of the administration in question.

Having said that: this is pretty rad and I was given the heads up by AHA GC Chair Chris P Frey..

There was homebrew served at the White House during the Super Bowl! When's the last time that happened? Jefferson? JQA? Jackson?

http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2011/02/president-first-lady-host-white-house.html
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: yeastmaster on February 07, 2011, 08:38:39 AM
I wonder if they will release the recipe?  I would be curious to see what this brew really was
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: phillamb168 on February 07, 2011, 09:45:48 AM
Ha! Neat! Although I'm surprised that a fellow Bears fan didn't ask for a "%&@! the Pack" Pale Ale
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: theDarkSide on February 07, 2011, 01:36:02 PM
Why the hell did they not serve this during the infamous "Beer Summit"?


Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: majorvices on February 07, 2011, 01:48:23 PM
Was Willy Nelson getting stoned on the roof, too?
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: phillamb168 on February 07, 2011, 02:02:04 PM
Why the hell did they not serve this during the infamous "Beer Summit"?

Theory #1: BMC conspiracy
Theory #2: OG wasn't right?
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: a10t2 on February 07, 2011, 03:17:53 PM
There was homebrew served at the White House during the Super Bowl! When's the last time that happened? Jefferson? JQA? Jackson?

I don't think those guys were big football fans.
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: Steve on February 07, 2011, 03:40:11 PM
I wanna join the Secret Service so I can become the official homebrew taste tester for the President.  
I'd take a beer bullet for him.  But not a "Silver Bullet!"
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_2b_SPCr78uQ/TU9xR93702I/AAAAAAAAVZA/UlgA20mh7Z8/s400/Souza%2Bale.jpg)
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: Steve on February 07, 2011, 04:16:15 PM
Hold on a tick...
There are only two people who live in the White House and who are in the age of majority – The President and First Lady.   I hope they don't plan on making more than 200 gallons a year!  No one is above the law especially their chef!
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: richardt on February 07, 2011, 06:38:14 PM
The WH kitchen staff are all active military--Navy, I think.

Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: dbeechum on February 07, 2011, 06:45:19 PM
Don't think that's quite the case. The Executive Chef Cris Comerford (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cristeta_Comerford) is a Filipino immigrant. Looks like she was recruited into the White House kitchen staff back during the Clinton Administration.

Given the old reputation of the awful food at the White House (foreign dignitaries used to complain that the food at the White House was the worst of any head of state) it may very well have been in the hands of military cooks! :)
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: punatic on February 07, 2011, 07:02:45 PM
Why the hell did they not serve this during the infamous "Beer Summit"?




"The caterer acted stupidly."
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: Mark G on February 07, 2011, 07:46:00 PM
So where do you think they set up the propane burner?
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: EHall on February 07, 2011, 08:21:11 PM
don't knock military cooks! some of it is pretty damn good fare! Guess it just depends on what branch your in and where you're stationed... I was in the AF but remember the army food was damn good.
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: a10t2 on February 07, 2011, 09:17:56 PM
The WH kitchen staff are all active military--Navy, I think.

That's the stewards, not the kitchen staff.
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: richardt on February 07, 2011, 10:34:26 PM
You're right.  I guess there's a new category of "Residence Staff" whose incomes don't have to be reported. 
Something like nearly 39 Million/year budget for 469 employees from what I gleaned online.
http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2010/07/what-are-white-house-chefs-salaries.html (http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2010/07/what-are-white-house-chefs-salaries.html)
I wonder if there's a position for White House brewer?
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: tschmidlin on February 08, 2011, 12:04:25 AM
They should install a brewery and serve homebrew at state dinners :)

This is a great story for our hobby!
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: oscarvan on February 08, 2011, 01:01:43 AM
There was homebrew served at the White House during the Super Bowl! When's the last time that happened? Jefferson? JQA? Jackson?

I don't think those guys were big football fans.

Ooooh, thanks for that laugh!
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: bluesman on February 08, 2011, 02:09:45 AM
I wonder how long it's been since they actually brewed any beer, if any at all at The White House. I haven't researched this but I would venture to say that we probably have had a president that was a homebrewer.

After a quick google search, the answer is yes...George Washington loved a good Porter and was a homebrewer.

http://thebrewclub.com/2010/02/22/george-washington-beer-lover/

Check out his recipe.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1591417

George Washington's Beer Recipe

(Note: Following this recipe exactly will result in a beer with an alcohol content of about 11 percent — making it at least twice as potent as most of today's commercially brewed domestic beers.)

To Make Small Beer:

Take a large siffer full of bran hops to your taste-boil these 3 hours. Then strain our 30 gall

Ahhh...he pitched it a little more than blood warm.  :)
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on February 08, 2011, 03:05:52 AM
Well, the White House wasn't actually occupied by a sitting president until John Adams took up residence in 1800.  So Washington wouldn't have brewed there.  I think Washington did most, if not all, of his brewing at Mt. Vernon.   
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: bluesman on February 08, 2011, 03:13:43 AM
Well, the White House wasn't actually occupied by a sitting president until John Adams took up residence in 1800.  So Washington wouldn't have brewed there.  I think Washington did most, if not all, of his brewing at Mt. Vernon.   

How correct you are Matt.  ;)

I was so amazed to find out George W was a homebrewer that I suddenly overlooked historical record.  :-[
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: a10t2 on February 08, 2011, 03:37:21 AM
Jefferson was not only a brewer but apparently had more than a passing interest in brewing science: http://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/beer

On the other hand...
Quote
"I have no reciept [sic] for brewing," Jefferson replied, "and I much doubt the operations of malting and brewing could be successfully performed from a reciept."
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: denny on February 08, 2011, 04:35:32 PM
They should install a brewery and serve homebrew at state dinners :)

This is a great story for our hobby!


Thur. I testify before a state senate committee about getting our homebrew laws changed.  You can bet I'm gonna mention this!
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: tygo on February 08, 2011, 04:52:42 PM
Thur. I testify before a state senate committee about getting our homebrew laws changed.  You can bet I'm gonna mention this!

Will this be televised on C-SPAN?
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: hopfenundmalz on February 08, 2011, 04:54:15 PM
They should install a brewery and serve homebrew at state dinners :)
This is a great story for our hobby!
Thur. I testify before a state senate committee about getting our homebrew laws changed.  You can bet I'm gonna mention this!

What came to mind was a guy dressed up, but wearing red Converse sneakers.  

I wish you luck.
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: classic on February 08, 2011, 04:55:50 PM
I wonder if other countries are brewing in their White House/palace/whatever.  I wonder what kind of set-up they have in the White house, hopefully they continue brewing!
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: richardt on February 08, 2011, 04:58:45 PM
http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/FunFacts/GeorgeWashingtonQuiz.html (http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/FunFacts/GeorgeWashingtonQuiz.html)

Amazing info about George Washington's alcohol production (Whiskey).
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: bluesman on February 08, 2011, 05:27:28 PM
They should install a brewery and serve homebrew at state dinners :)

This is a great story for our hobby!


Thur. I testify before a state senate committee about getting our homebrew laws changed.  You can bet I'm gonna mention this!

Good Luck to you Denny. I hope all goes your way and to the state of OR.  8)
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: denny on February 08, 2011, 05:28:34 PM
What came to mind was a guy dressed up, but wearing red Converse sneakers.  

I wish you luck.

Thanks, Jeff!  Hadn't thought about wearing the red Chuck Taylors, but now that you mention it....:)
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: morticaixavier on February 08, 2011, 06:09:03 PM
I wonder if other countries are brewing in their White House/palace/whatever.  I wonder what kind of set-up they have in the White house, hopefully they continue brewing!

The other night I had a duchy organic english ale that, while not brewed in any palace, was made using ingredients grown on Home Farm which is owned by the Prince of Wales.
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: Hokerer on February 08, 2011, 06:50:52 PM
What came to mind was a guy dressed up, but wearing red Converse sneakers.  

I wish you luck.

Thanks, Jeff!  Hadn't thought about wearing the red Chuck Taylors, but now that you mention it....:)

throw in those "puka shell and turquoise necklaces, turquoise rings, scrimshaw bracelets inset with coral" and you should be golden.
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: euge on February 08, 2011, 07:02:50 PM
Looking at GW's recipe I can't find the definition for a "siffer". How big is a "large siffer"? And as a WAG was the molasses the same as we know today? It could have been much thinner.

As a rough estimate I figured 12 pounds of molasses per gallon. In a 30 gallon batch that's an approximate 1.046 without the grain. Adding 30 pounds of grain results in a 1.073 and an ABV of 7.1%. To reach 11% the grain bill has to be about 80#.

Further more, this is a small beer? I think siffer is probably not that large and probably only holds a few pounds of grain.
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: dbeechum on February 08, 2011, 07:04:15 PM
Euge,

back in the day 1.070's would have been a standard gravity. Remember that beers didn't ferment as completely and they wanted them to keep longer - so stronger.
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: micsager on February 08, 2011, 07:15:00 PM
I wonder if they will release the recipe?  I would be curious to see what this brew really was

Well, I jsut emailed the White House to see if they would give me the recipe.  If enough of us do that, they are bound to do so.  Whoever gets it first, please post on this thread.
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: tschmidlin on February 08, 2011, 07:46:06 PM
I wonder if they will release the recipe?  I would be curious to see what this brew really was

Well, I jsut emailed the White House to see if they would give me the recipe.  If enough of us do that, they are bound to do so.  Whoever gets it first, please post on this thread.
I think the brewer should write an article for Zymurgy and include the recipe . . . I'll email Jill to that effect. :)
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: denny on February 08, 2011, 07:47:40 PM
GREAT idea, Tom!  I'd bet it's an extract recipe.
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: tschmidlin on February 08, 2011, 07:49:06 PM
GREAT idea, Tom!  I'd bet it's an extract recipe.
It might be, but that's fine.  The article says the Obama's paid for the equipment . . . I want to know what the setup is like too!  And the fermentation equipment . . . and how about some tasting notes :)
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: denny on February 08, 2011, 07:56:31 PM
GREAT idea, Tom!  I'd bet it's an extract recipe.
It might be, but that's fine.  The article says the Obama's paid for the equipment . . . I want to know what the setup is like too!  And the fermentation equipment . . . and how about some tasting notes :)

Yep, didn't mean to imply that it wasn't fine.
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: tschmidlin on February 08, 2011, 07:58:35 PM
GREAT idea, Tom!  I'd bet it's an extract recipe.
It might be, but that's fine.  The article says the Obama's paid for the equipment . . . I want to know what the setup is like too!  And the fermentation equipment . . . and how about some tasting notes :)

Yep, didn't mean to imply that it wasn't fine.
I didn't mean to imply that you implied it wasn't fine ;D
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: punatic on February 08, 2011, 09:04:25 PM
Thur. I testify before a state senate committee about getting our homebrew laws changed.  You can bet I'm gonna mention this!

Will this be televised on C-SPAN?

I think C-SPAN focuses on Fed-level government content mostly:

C-SPAN - an abbreviation of Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, is an American cable television network owned and operated by the cable industry. It airs non-stop coverage of government proceedings and public affairs programming. C-SPAN does not accept outside advertising; the only commercials aired are for its own programming and products.

 C-SPAN first went on the air on March 19, 1979, broadcasting a speech by then-congressman Al Gore. C-SPAN2, a spin-off network, covers all live sessions of the U.S. Senate and went on the air on June 2, 1986, with the original channel then focusing on the House. The latest spin-off, C-SPAN3, began broadcasting on January 22, 2001, and shows other government-related live events along with historical programming from C-SPAN's archives.

Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: tygo on February 08, 2011, 10:13:30 PM
Guess I needed a winky emoticon there.
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: Steve on February 08, 2011, 10:50:44 PM
I emailed Gary G about this and he said that Jill Reading is preparing a story for Zymurgy.

I suggested to Gary that he should investigate coordinating with the White House to have a homebrew event in the Garden, on the South Lawn or in the White House kitchens, so AHA members could get together with the White House Assistant Chef who brewed the beer for the President.  Maybe the event could be in the "Steam Pipe Distribution Trunk Room" in the basement - remembering West Wing.

I wanted to invite the President and his Assistant Chef myself, but I have no influence with the White House, nor should I invite myself.  That's rude! I also don't think the guards would allow me to bring my brewing equipment on the White House tour.
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: dean on February 09, 2011, 05:52:58 PM
Thats cool, wonder if Barrack helped make the brew?   8)
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: denny on February 09, 2011, 06:26:02 PM
Thats cool, wonder if Barrack helped make the brew?   8)

While that would be cool, I'd hope that he had more important things to do.
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: dbeechum on February 09, 2011, 06:29:25 PM
One can only imagine.

The one thing that always strikes me about that job is the stress.

Look at the aging difference on these guys:

http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2010/01/president_obamas_gray_hair_agi.html
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: tschmidlin on February 09, 2011, 06:46:09 PM
One can only imagine.

The one thing that always strikes me about that job is the stress.

Look at the aging difference on these guys:

http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2010/01/president_obamas_gray_hair_agi.html
But if we had a picture of Denny from 8 years ago to compare to his present picture, would we conclude that homebrewing ages you? Or does it make you younger?  ;D
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: dbeechum on February 09, 2011, 06:49:28 PM
Yeah, I know, but man it's dramatic.
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: tschmidlin on February 09, 2011, 07:02:30 PM
Yeah, I know, but man it's dramatic.
It is, I think it's probably a real effect. :)
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: punatic on February 09, 2011, 07:58:53 PM
Guess I needed a winky emoticon there.

The Winkie Country is a division of the fictional Land of Oz. It is distinguished by the color yellow; this color is worn by most of the local inhabitants and predominates in the surroundings.

This was the country ruled by the Wicked Witch of the West before Dorothy "melted" her with a bucket of water in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Since then, the Tin Woodman ruled over the Winkies as their Emperor. The Winkie Country is separated only by the Deadly Desert from the underground Dominions of the Nome King.
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: majorvices on February 09, 2011, 10:20:43 PM
Thats cool, wonder if Barrack helped make the brew?   8)

While that would be cool, I'd hope that he had more important things to do.

Such as rolling a joint with willie nelson.
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: denny on February 09, 2011, 10:38:50 PM
Thats cool, wonder if Barrack helped make the brew?   8)

While that would be cool, I'd hope that he had more important things to do.

Such as rolling a joint with willie nelson.

Yeah, that for one thing!   ;D
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: Steve on February 10, 2011, 04:04:18 PM
One can only imagine.

The one thing that always strikes me about that job is the stress.

Look at the aging difference on these guys:

http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2010/01/president_obamas_gray_hair_agi.html

That's an even greater reason to RDWHAHB!
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: punatic on February 10, 2011, 06:43:09 PM
I'll bet he likes hoppy ales...
(http://stash.norml.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/young-obama-smoking.jpg)
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: rabid_dingo on February 11, 2011, 08:05:46 AM
Can you guys imagine hosting an AHA Rally at the White house? That would be cool.

"The mother of all AHA Rallies!"

Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: bluesman on February 11, 2011, 12:38:40 PM
Can you guys imagine hosting an AHA Rally at the White house? That would be cool.

"The mother of all AHA Rallies!"



Never say never.  ;)
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: punatic on February 11, 2011, 01:28:59 PM
Can we wait a couple of years?
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: kgs on February 11, 2011, 01:43:34 PM
This whole thing is really cool, and if an AHA rally at the White House were possible, in this or ANY presidential administration, I would hope that we'd be grownup enough to set aside differences and flock to an AHA rally at the White House regardless of our political affiliation. That's a big part of the joy of homebrew: it brings us together under the common banner of our love of homemade beer.

As I wrote on Twitter a few months back when a "homebrew buddy" and I were disagreeing on a political point, "We may not agree about everything, but we can agree that malted barley wants to become beer."
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: micsager on February 11, 2011, 07:47:54 PM
This whole thing is really cool, and if an AHA rally at the White House were possible, in this or ANY presidential administration, I would hope that we'd be grownup enough to set aside differences and flock to an AHA rally at the White House regardless of our political affiliation. That's a big part of the joy of homebrew: it brings us together under the common banner of our love of homemade beer.

As I wrote on Twitter a few months back when a "homebrew buddy" and I were disagreeing on a political point, "We may not agree about everything, but we can agree that malted barley wants to become beer."

I hear ya.  My best "homebrew buddy" is on the opposite side of the isle as myself.  And we get into from time to time, but beer is always beer. 
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: jwatkins56550 on February 11, 2011, 11:43:29 PM
I sent the white house an email a day or two after I read this story.  I asked if I could get the chef's contact to try and get the recipe, and maybe see if he would want to go on the BN or the AHA for a quick interview.  Maybe I'll hear back...ya never know!
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: Hokerer on February 12, 2011, 12:57:37 AM
I sent the white house an email a day or two after I read this story.  I asked if I could get the chef's contact to try and get the recipe, and maybe see if he would want to go on the BN or the AHA for a quick interview.  Maybe I'll hear back...ya never know!

Or... maybe you've just gotten yourself on some sort of Homeland Security list  :D
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: punatic on February 12, 2011, 06:44:35 AM
This whole thing is really cool, and if an AHA rally at the White House were possible, in this or ANY presidential administration, I would hope that we'd be grownup enough to set aside differences and flock to an AHA rally at the White House regardless of our political affiliation. That's a big part of the joy of homebrew: it brings us together under the common banner of our love of homemade beer.

As I wrote on Twitter a few months back when a "homebrew buddy" and I were disagreeing on a political point, "We may not agree about everything, but we can agree that malted barley wants to become beer."

I hear ya.  My best "homebrew buddy" is on the opposite side of the isle as myself.  And we get into from time to time, but beer is always beer. 


Kumbaya
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: kgs on February 12, 2011, 02:18:24 PM

Kumbaya

Which if everyone can keep a sense of humor and perspective would be an outstanding name for that beer.
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: punatic on February 12, 2011, 06:47:37 PM

Kumbaya

Which if everyone can keep a sense of humor and perspective would be an outstanding name for that beer.

If it's a dopplebock it could be called Kumbayator.   ;D
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: dbeechum on March 02, 2011, 05:11:31 PM
There was a followup article - apparently the Kitchen Brigade is going to keep on brewing!

http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2011/03/obamas-make-history-with-homebrewed.html

Oh and there's a certain familiar voice being quoted.

ETA: Reminder about the political stuff. Everyone was well behaved on the first pass, keep it up!
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: tygo on March 02, 2011, 05:30:20 PM
Maybe Denny will get an invite to the next White House Superbowl Party.  :D
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: tschmidlin on March 02, 2011, 05:38:01 PM
Awesome blog post - way to go Denny!

Hopefully we'll get a Zymurgy article from someone in the White House soon.
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: bluesman on March 02, 2011, 05:43:58 PM
Wow! Nice work Denny!

It's great to see our craft reported on especially at The White House.  8)
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: euge on March 02, 2011, 06:23:17 PM
I keep waiting for a post from a WH staffer that goes somewhat like this: It's been 4 days so I transferred to secondary...
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: morticaixavier on March 02, 2011, 06:25:48 PM
I keep waiting for a post from a WH staffer that goes somewhat like this: It's been 4 days so I transferred to secondary...

"My dog Bo knocked the airlock out of the primary last night and I didn't notice till this morning"
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: tschmidlin on March 02, 2011, 06:30:12 PM
Maybe they are posting here, and just not admitting who they are ;D
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: pinnah on March 02, 2011, 06:50:54 PM
Awesome blog post - way to go Denny!

+1!


Pretty cool, knowing some Secret Service guy is slipping into the White House kitchen at night
sniffing at the burbling airlocks! ;D
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: maxieboy on March 02, 2011, 06:53:10 PM
And watching the swirling yeast flocs... ;D
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: Mark G on March 02, 2011, 07:01:00 PM
Awesome... Denny and the President sharing space in an article. I assume the White House chefs use a blue cooler.
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: denny on March 02, 2011, 07:02:19 PM
Awesome... Denny and the President sharing space in an article. I assume the White House chefs use a blue cooler.

 ;D
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: bluesman on March 02, 2011, 07:05:59 PM
Awesome... Denny and the President sharing space in an article. I assume the White House chefs use a blue cooler.

 ;D

I wonder if they batch sparge...whadaya think Denny.  :)
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: denny on March 02, 2011, 07:29:37 PM
Awesome... Denny and the President sharing space in an article. I assume the White House chefs use a blue cooler.

 ;D

I wonder if they batch sparge...whadaya think Denny.  :)

Oh, yeah, I'm sure.....;)
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: dano14041 on March 02, 2011, 07:30:45 PM
Awesome... Denny and the President sharing space in an article. I assume the White House chefs use a blue cooler.

 ;D

I wonder if they batch sparge...whadaya think Denny.  :)

Sounds like an article for Zymurgy.
White House Expose`: How Brewing is Done At The Top.
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: punatic on March 02, 2011, 07:39:12 PM
Ya know, maybe it's because I'm a beekeeper...

No White House mead?  That hive produces enough honey (blog says 160#/year) for several five gallon batches with plenty left to eat too...


White House Beehive
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AdF89JHkd2s/TW0h0Hdfn6I/AAAAAAAAVtA/M4HCih34RvM/s1600/beehive.jpg)
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on March 04, 2011, 11:46:45 PM
Just a follow-up article.  You frequently hear people evaluate presidents (or presidential candidates) in terms of whether the person is someone they'd like to have a beer with.  What about a president you'd like to brew a beer with?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/03/04/134271001/obama-to-serve-more-home-brewed-beer-at-white-house
Title: Re: White House Homebrew
Post by: passlaku on March 05, 2011, 02:25:27 AM
That is just absolutely exciting and some of the best press homebrew has received. I saw that the NPR website has the story on their front page.