White House Makes Its Own Beer

It's called 'White House Honey Ale'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2011 5:05 PM CDT
President Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Marine Corps Cpl. Dakota Meyer, 23, from Greensburg, Ky., Sept. 15, 2011, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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(Newser) – The beer that former Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer had with the president yesterday, before accepting the Medal of Honor? It was home-brewed, CBS reports. Historians say "White House Honey Ale" is the first first beer ever made on the premises. President Obama's chefs originally brewed it for a Super Bowl party, then for St. Patrick's Day, an event in June, and most recently for Sgt. Meyer's visit. (Read more beer stories.)

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