What’s brewing in the White House? President’s honey brown ale

Bowing to growing pressure from thirsty and curious Americans in both parties, the White House this weekend released the recipes for President Barack Obama’s homemade beers, revealing the executive branch’s penchant for honey-flavoured brews.

In a blog post entitled “Ale to the chief,” White House assistant chef and senior policy adviser for healthy food initiatives Sam Kass said that “with public excitement about White House beer fermenting such a buzz, we decided we better hop right to it.”

The key ingredient for the White House honey brown ale and the White House honey porter, though, may be tough to come by – the honey is straight from the White House’s first-ever beehive.

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The recipes were released as Mr Obama was headed to campaign in Colorado, a swing state that is embracing small, independent beer producers and boasts one of the highest number in the US.

The commander-in-chief bought a home brewing kit last year and, has served the beer at St. Patrick’s Day and Super Bowl celebrations.

Mr Obama’s Republican opponent Mitt Romney, belongs to the Mormon faith, which shuns alcohol.

LISA LAMBERT