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Homebrewers petition Obama to release White House Honey Ale recipe

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by Todd, Aug 22, 2012.

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  1. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    How funny would it be if this was the recipe?

    1 Mr. Beer West Coast Pale Ale HME
    1 Mr. Beer Booster pouch
    1 Mr. Beer Dry Yeast packet (under HME lid)
    1 Cup White House Honey

    And then the instructions scanned from a Mr. Beer instruction manual.

    :)
     
  2. PorterLambic

    PorterLambic Nov 26, 2003 Florida
    Subscriber

    Surprise, I want to try the Porter! And I couldn't give a tinkers damn where the honey comes from.
     
  3. Heatwave33

    Heatwave33 Sep 13, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    A hunahpu
     
  4. dauss

    dauss Aug 9, 2003 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Home brewers placing too much emphasis on the recipe. Nothing unusual here.
     
  5. pitweasel

    pitweasel Jun 11, 2007 New York

    "You're all stupid for thinking you deserve to see this. I can't wait to see this!" *facepalm*

    I don't know about a sense of entitlement being a factor here. The leader of the free world is making beer, and other people who share that hobby are interested in seeing his recipe. Entitlement? Try curiosity. Did you read the FOI request? Sounds to me like someone's just trying his luck and having some fun, not demanding that his American status entitles him to the recipe.
     
  6. Ejayz

    Ejayz May 15, 2011 Iowa

    The "leader of the free world" is not brewing this stuff. However the White House cooking staff is. Has any thought about emailing there cooking staff for the recipe?
     
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  7. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I'm waiting for the Collaboration brew... White House/10 Downing Street Honey Nut Brown Ale.
     
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  8. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer May 10, 2012 Illinois

    There are some supremely uptight/lonely people in this thread. I think it's very cool that the whitehouse brews it's own beer.
     
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  9. sibhuskyx

    sibhuskyx Jun 2, 2008 New Jersey

    The FOIA request won't get answered because the white house isn't subject to them. If you want to see the recipe, you need to bump that petition.
     
  10. UMNbeerhunter

    UMNbeerhunter Oct 21, 2010 Minnesota

    Signed and sent to everyone I know of FB Twitter and email. Hopefully that helps.
     
  11. DovaliHops

    DovaliHops Nov 16, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Personally, I prefer to let the brewers and breweries brew their beer. I think the President and the White House should just do what they were elected to do. Beer has its place in many aspects of the world around us. We can live without this silly home brew.
     
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  12. feloniousmonk

    feloniousmonk Nov 14, 2002 Minnesota

    I've heard that it is superb, by an unqualified expert in the field. A qualified expert I know has a bottle, and is saving it for some grand occasion.
     
  13. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Mar 10, 2006 Vermont

    Personally, I'd love to see a bunch of commercial brewers brew the recipe and donate some of the proceeds to charity.
     
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  14. gustogasmic

    gustogasmic Jan 13, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Why?
     
  15. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Where is Julian Assange when you need him?
     
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  16. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer May 10, 2012 Illinois


    The white house chef is the one who brews it.... HEY, THATS WHAT HE WAS "ELECTED" TO DO!
    I will say it again: There are some very uptight and lonely people in this thread.
     
  17. leedorham

    leedorham Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    Somebody asked him about it in the reddit AMA today. His response - "It will be out soon! I can tell from first hand experience, it is tasty."
     
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  18. jtmartino

    jtmartino Dec 11, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Clearly you are misinformed. A striking representation of the majority of voters.

    This has much less to do with the President and much more to do with the kitchen staff.
     
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  19. Pete0714

    Pete0714 May 18, 2011 Indiana

    The white house is doing what they should be doing. The beer is as much a political statement as a good drink. It is a tie to the on site sustainable garden and honey hive. Its about promoting home grown product.
     
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  20. Henamonster

    Henamonster Feb 2, 2007 California

    As of 8/31/12, only 670 signatures to go.

    Excellent news for a good "story" beer.

    "Hey, want to try some beer I brewed, it's the White House recipe."
     
  21. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Obama did an AMA on Reddit and he mentioned releasing the recipe.
     
  22. Todd

    Todd Founder Aug 23, 1996 Colorado
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber Beer Trader

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