Thursday, August 16, 2012

White House Beer

Beer is the new red wine, or so it seems to me at least. Lately more than a few people who generally prefer a glass of red wine as their adult beverage of choice, have mentioned to me how much they’re enjoying the craft beer revolution. Having come of age in a time when Heineken was considered the gold standard for beer and most bars only offered one or two beers on tap, I never really took to brewskis.

That is no longer the case. Nowadays I’m just as happy to enjoy one of the ever growing number of microbrews as I am a glass of red wine and any bar worth its beer nuts offers a myriad of draft beers on tap.

President Obama has even gotten in the craft beer game. According to this story by Amy Gardner in The Washington Post, the president “bought a beer-making kit (with personal funds) for the White House. The kitchen staff has made three varieties so far: White House Honey Ale, White House Honey Blonde Ale and White House Honey Porter. All are made with honey from Michelle Obama’s kitchen garden.”

He’s come a long way in three years. Back in 2009, when he hosted the beer summit with Henry Louis Gates and James Crowley, Obama had a Bud Light.

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