Via GQ‘s Death Race 2012 blog, “Your President Is A Homebrew Devotee“. Jason Noble at the Des Moines Register reports:
In perhaps the most startling revelation so far in Obama’s three-day bus tour across Iowa, it was revealed this morning that the White House brews its own beer, and that the presidential bus is stocked with bottles of that beer.
The revelation came incidentally, when a man at the Knoxville coffee shop where Obama stopped today somehow got the president onto the subject of beer, and Obama noted that a sample of the White House’s home brew was just outside….
In a press gaggle a short time later, White House Spokesman Jay Carney took several questions about the beer, some which he could answer, others he could not.
The beer comes in two varieties, light and dark, Carney said. He has personally sampled the lighter brew, and declared it “refreshing.”
“It is superb,” he said. “It is quite good.”
Does the president himself drink the beer? Indeed he does, Carney said…
ETA: As the story at the link says, the “news” is not the existence of the White House brweery, but the fact that President Obama brings his homebrew along when he’s travelling. Hey, I plan my packing around a special pillow for my bad back, so even as a non-beer-drinker I can appreciate the forethought!
It being a little early yet to start testing the homebrew, what’s on the agenda for the morning?