The Obamas turned heads in the beer world when word broke that they’d served something called White House Honey Ale at their White House Super Bowl party. It turns out that ale was indeed brewed by White House chefs, using homebrewing equipment the Obamas bought out of their own pockets and honey from the White House beehive, the Obama Foodorama blog reports. And there’s more to come.
“It is very safe to assume that there will be more White House beer in the future,” said a spokesman for the East Wing. The chefs have even considered planting hops in the White House vegetable garden. “Believe me, I’ve thought about it,” says one assistant chef. As far as historians can tell, this represents the first time beer has ever been brewed at the White House.