Turns out the Obama White House has something in common with many of the country’s founding fathers; homebrewing.
Barack Obama and the White House chefs have been brewing beer for quite some time. This was just disclosed last week when former Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer made a request to share a beer with the president before the President awarded him with the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony.
The Honey Ale is the first beer brewed in the White House, but Obama is not the first president to take on homebrewing of course.
Thomas Jefferson and George Washington were brewing aficionados, but Jefferson never made beer at the White House, and Washington never lived there.
Early reports of the White House-brewed beer began circulating after Obama offered it to guests guests during the Super Bowl this year, CBS reports. The beer was also consumed on St. Patty’s Day.
There are also reports that the Honey Ale isn’t the only beer that’s been brewed by the chefs. A White House Honey Blonde and a White House Honey Porter have also been created.