Alright Obama, it’s time to come clean on your personal stash of White House Honey Ale. At least, that’s the sentiment being communicated by some brewers eager to learn more about how the President and his kitchen create their own beer.
A Freedom of Information Act petition has been submitted from individuals calling themselves “homebrewers across America.” In it, they request that the Obama Administration reveal the secrets behind the recipe.
“In keeping with the brewing traditions of the founding fathers, homebrewers across America call on the Obama Administration to release the recipe for the White House home brew so that it may be enjoyed by all,” the petition reads.
So far, the group has over 2,000 signatures. They need 25,000 by September 17th for the request to be reviewed.
Going back to the 2011 Superbowl, the White House has served the Honey Ale and Honey Porter at events, dinners, and more recently, even on the campaign trail. In fact, last week the President mentioned that he keeps his campaign bus stocked with the exclusive beverage.
“I think I’ve only tried the light, and it’s quite refreshing,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters.
One of the beer’s main ingredients comes from the White House honeybee hive that Michelle Obama had added to the South Lawn in 2009. Last year, the hive created a record crop of more than 225 pounds of honey.