17 Sep '11, 12pm

White House Brews Its Own Beer

Last Wednesday when Medal of Honor winner Sgt. Dakota Meyer had a beverage with the President, the beer chosen was a White House Honey Ale. According to CBS News , the Obamas purchased the home brewing set with their own cash and the White House has been making home brews ever since. According to the Irish Central website and seen on NPR , Obama celebrated St. Patrick's Day by drinking the same Honey Ale made with honey from the White House garden beehive. Obama is the first president in history, that's right ever, to serve home-brewed beer. NPR reports that White House Curator Bill Allman said not even gourmand Thomas Jefferson brewed beer in the White House. Home brewing is about as local as you can get. It's like growing your own garden of beer. A home brewer himself, Sami Grover breaks down why he goes to the extra troubl e. "I save emissions and waste on everything fr...

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