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Raine1967 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 10:03 AM
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Home Brewing in the White House!
Hubby and I are homebrewers, so this is really exciting for us. We have extended and invitation to the Chefs to attend the DC HomeBrewer's club, of which we are members. (it doesn't hurt to try, right?)

White House beermaking is a milestone in American culinary history that will continue; there might even be Hops planted in the Kitchen Garden.

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made culinary history when they served homebrewed White House Honey Ale, made with a pound of honey from the White House Beehive, to guests at last month's Super Bowl party. They are the first presidential couple to ever charge their chefs with the ancient--and now wildly popular--art of homebrewing, according to White House Curator Bill Allman. (Above: The President and First Lady check out beer steins; inset is a bottle of White House Honey Ale)


The White House Honey Ale was not the first time the White House chefs have homebrewed. You don't serve your very first fermentation experiment to special visitors, do you? The President and Mrs. Obama's Super Bowl guest list mixed glamor with politics: Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez and her husband, singer Marc Anthony mingled with a smattering of Cabinet Secretaries, Members of Congress, and First Family friends.

But Super Bowl Sunday was the first time there was an announcement about homebrewed beer, because clearly the White House is aware that it's special; the bottle labels for the White House Honey Ale were created in-house, to mark the occasion.

And the homebrewing is going to continue.

"It is very safe to assume that there will be more White House beer in the future," said Semonti Stephens, a spokesman for the East Wing.
How cool is this??? Plus it's way better than that crap he drank at the beer summit. I was so disappointed in him, I almost lost all faith in him :sarcasm: :D

:beer: :toast: :beer:
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 12:41 AM
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1. cool :)
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