Ale to the chief: White House releases beer recipe

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Ale to the chief: White House releases beer recipe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beer lovers, the secret is out.

The White House has made public the recipe for two homemade beers that
have become an object of fascination for beer drinkers everywhere.

White House Honey Brown Ale, believed to be the first beer brewed on
the White House grounds, includes light malt extract, amber crystal
malt, honey, gypsum, yeast and corn sugar.

The recipe was released Saturday while President Barack Obama was
campaigning in Iowa.

Obama has been talking about the White House brew for weeks, but he
and other officials had refused to disclose details of how it’s made,
despite an online petition and repeated questions from reporters.
Obama even took a question on the beer recipe during a chat with the
website Reddit.

Obama and his team frequently talk about the president’s fondness for
beer, and Obama has been photographed many times downing a beer,
including an appearance at the Iowa State Fair last month.

Being identified as a beer drinker is an easy way for Obama to connect
with voters and serves as a not-so-subtle reminder that his Republican
rival Mitt Romney, a Mormon, doesn’t drink.

Obama even held a ‘‘beer summit’’ after a white police sergeant
arrested black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates as he tried to get
into his own home.

White House press secretary Jay Carney announced the beer recipe on
Twitter, linking to a blog post entitled ‘‘Ale to the Chief’’ that
included a video on the brewing process. The White House was careful
to say the president paid for the materials used in the beer-making
himself.

‘‘With public excitement about White House beer fermenting such a
buzz, we decided we better hop right to it’’ and release the recipe,
wrote White House assistant chef Sam Kass, who brews the beer in the
White House kitchen.

The White House included recipes for both the honey ale and a honey
porter, both of which are brewed at the White House.

In the video, Kass is seen drinking the honey ale.

‘‘That is one incredible beer if I do say so myself,’’ Kass says,
smiling. ‘‘America, I wish everybody could taste this but we don’t
quite brew enough.’’

Follow Matthew Daly on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MatthewDalyWDC
White House beer recipe: http://tinyurl.com/97tucgz

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Re: Ale to the chief: White House releases beer recipe
Ale to the chief: White House releases beer recipe


http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2012/president/candidates/obama/2012/09/01/ale-the-chief-white-house-releases-beer-recipe/7fG9u4tRF5UIdc3qqysKbK/story.html
Ale to the chief: White House releases beer recipe

WASHINGTON (AP) +IBQ- Beer lovers, the secret is out.

The White House has made public the recipe for two homemade beers that
have become an object of fascination for beer drinkers everywhere.

White House Honey Brown Ale, believed to be the first beer brewed on
the White House grounds, includes light malt extract, amber crystal
malt, honey, gypsum, yeast and corn sugar.

The recipe was released Saturday while President Barack Obama was
campaigning in Iowa.

Obama has been talking about the White House brew for weeks, but he
and other officials had refused to disclose details of how it+IBk-s made,
despite an online petition and repeated questions from reporters.
Obama even took a question on the beer recipe during a chat with the
website Reddit.

Obama and his team frequently talk about the president+IBk-s fondness for
beer, and Obama has been photographed many times downing a beer,
including an appearance at the Iowa State Fair last month.

Being identified as a beer drinker is an easy way for Obama to connect
with voters and serves as a not-so-subtle reminder that his Republican
rival Mitt Romney, a Mormon, doesn+IBk-t drink.

Obama even held a +IBggGA-beer summit+IBkgGQ- after a white police sergeant
arrested black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates as he tried to get
into his own home.

White House press secretary Jay Carney announced the beer recipe on
Twitter, linking to a blog post entitled +IBggGA-Ale to the Chief+IBkgGQ- that
included a video on the brewing process. The White House was careful
to say the president paid for the materials used in the beer-making
himself.

+IBggGA-With public excitement about White House beer fermenting such a
buzz, we decided we better hop right to it+IBkgGQ- and release the recipe,
wrote White House assistant chef Sam Kass, who brews the beer in the
White House kitchen.

The White House included recipes for both the honey ale and a honey
porter, both of which are brewed at the White House.

In the video, Kass is seen drinking the honey ale.

+IBggGA-That is one incredible beer if I do say so myself,+IBkgGQ- Kass says,
smiling. +IBggGA-America, I wish everybody could taste this but we don+IBk-t
quite brew enough.+IBkgGQ-

Follow Matthew Daly on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MatthewDalyWDC
White House beer recipe: http://tinyurl.com/97tucgz
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