As we’ve covered before, President Barack Obama is a known beer drinker, but did you know that he has his own microbrewery in the White House? Well, surprise, surprise… when President Obama reaches for a beer it’s not one of those big box beers, the President’s beer is none-other than a limited craft brew created in the White House kitchen. What ingredients are included in the President’s beer? Well, that’s another story all together.
In a recently created petition on the White House website, over 22,000 American beer drinkers have signed a letter asking for the release of the recipe for the White House Honey Blonde Ale and Honey Porter. While it’s known that the President’s beer features honey from First Lady Michelle Obama’s garden, the rest of its ingredients remain unknown. One Reddit user even took the next step of filing a Freedom of Information Act request, which ensures that disclosed governmental information is readily available to the public. Pointing out that “Recipes are commonly shared among the home brewing community as a means of learning advanced or new techniques,” the Reddit user is correct in that many Michigan breweries will share their recipes with consumers.
We at Frankenmuth Brewery would frankly never put you through the trouble of having to file paper work to gain access to our recipes. However, you won’t even need a recipe for the President’s beer as we have two Michigan beers that likely fall in line with them. For the Honey Blonde Ale, our American Blonde Ale may come close to the President’s beer as we assume both are based on the strong tradition of pale beers that have fruity flavor notes. Additionally, our seasonal Baltic Style Porter likely resembles the White House Honey Porter what with its fantastic roasted malt flavor signature.
Whether you’re drinking the President’s beer or some of our Michigan beer that falls into the same flavor profile, it’s important to note that beer from microbreweries has hit the big time. So take advantage now and enjoy our beers similar to the President’s beer, in case they to go out of style come November. If that’s the case, politics aside, we’re kind of scared to see what the preferred drink will be for Mitt Romney. We’re guessing something not of the microbrewed persuasion.