White House Homebrew!

This just makes sense to me. From Anchor Brewing Company all the way to the White House, the microbrew movement is in full swing. On August 14th, Barack Obama confirmed that a small beer brewery has been added to the White House. Small batches of brew are created at this new facility for special occasions, but I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a steady flow of ridiculously good beer flowing through our nation’s capital. One such beer, the “White House Honey Ale” comes in both light and dark varieties, and is made with honey from the White House garden. At the moment there are no reviews on this ale, but I’d be more than willing to offer my services 🙂 Beer and American presidents have a history that goes all the way back to George Washington. In fact, Washington’s recipe was published not too long ago. This 30 gallon recipe calls for molasses instead of malted barley as the primary sugar. This technique was consistent with some English style Porters during that time period. Here are the recipes for the White House Honey Ale and Honey Porter if you are interested in brewing them yourselves. Looks like they are keeping the bittering hops a “secret.” It’s a partial mash recipe that looks pretty straight forward. Let me know if you make any!

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