The original beer they made used honey. My sister knows the guy who keeps the bees at the White House. He works there and normally keeps bees as a hobby, so he asked if he could keep some on the White House grounds. They were OK with it as long as they got use of the honey. Apparently, it is a popular gift to visiting dignitaries. I believe she told me that it was one of the White House chefs who makes the beer.
I think they should have another Beer Summit, but this time bring down Charlie P. and the AHA crew so that everyone could swap their homebrew.