Ale To The Chief: Obama’s Beer Revealed
Ale To The Chief: Obama’s Beer Revealed, White House chefs have bowed to public pressure and revealed the secrets of the President’s favourite brew. Obama Beer: White House Reveals Recipes, The White House has bowed to pressure and revealed the secret recipes for President Barack Obama’s homemade beers – and his penchant for honey-flavoured brews – following an internet campaign.
It is believed to be the first ever beer brewed at the White House, and the key ingredient – honey – is from the official residence’s first ever beehive.
Releasing the details for the White House Honey Brown Ale and the White House Honey Porter in a blog, Sam Kass, one of Mr Obama’s chefs, also revealed that it was the President who bought the brewing kit for the kitchens.
“With public excitement about the White House beer fermenting such a buzz, we decided we better hop right to it,” he joked.
He said Ale To The Chief was 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.
“Inspired by home brewers from across the country, last year President Obama bought a home brewing kit for the kitchen.
“To be honest, we were surprised that the beer turned out so well since none of us had brewed beer before,” he added.
The revelation comes as the presidential race against Republican nominee Mitt Romney enters the final two months, with the candidates running neck and neck in the opinion polls.