It’s no secret that President Barack Obama loves his brew. But he's taken it a step further, becoming one of the first modern day U.S. presidents to have his own beer brewed and tapped right at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue!
According to Reuters, Obama aides on Tuesday confirmed the existence of a small brewery during a three-day re-election campaign tour across Iowa. An official admitted the Obamas have their own alcoholic beverage made and kept in stock at the White House.
Now that’s balling!
Word leaked about the White House beer after the President gave a bottle of it to a patron at a coffee shop he was visiting in Iowa.
White House spokesman Jay Carney was asked about the first family's beverage of choice, saying:
"There is a home brew, if you will, at the White House."
As reported by Reuters:
The beer, named White House Honey Ale, comes in both a light and dark variety. The honey portion of the drink is taken from first lady Michelle Obama's garden beehive.
"I think I've only tried the light, and it's quite refreshing," Carney confessed, although he admitted that he wasn't a beer aficionado.
Pressed for further details of the beer, Carney said: "I have exhausted my knowledge about this subject. Usually, when someone hands me a beer I don't ask how it was made, I just drink it."
That’s a good look for the President, at least he doesn’t have to send the Secret Service on beer runs!