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White House serves up home-brewed beer
Perth Now ^ | September 17, 2011 | correspondents in Washington

Posted on 09/17/2011 10:25:54 AM PDT by TaxPayer2000

WHEN former Marine Sg. Dakota Meyer joined President Barack Obama for a beer on the White House patio this week, the Medal of Honor recipient was treated to a homemade brew, a White House food blog said today.

Obama Foodorama, a blog that describes itself as "The Blog of Record About White House Food Initiatives," said the beer is known as White House Honey Blonde Ale and is made with equipment purchased out of the Obama's own pocket, according to a spokeswoman for First Lady Michelle Obama.

The President and Mrs Obama first served about 80 bottles of White House brew to guests attending a Super Bowl party earlier this year.

The honey ale's signature ingredient is a pound of honey harvested from the White House beehive, according to the blog. The First Family's chefs have also brewed up a honey porter.

White House curator Bill Allman said the Obamas are the first to make a brew at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

"We have no record of beer brewing at the White House," Mr Allman told Obama Foodorama, although the blog does say George Washington was known to brew his own in pre-White House days at Mount Vernon.


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1 posted on 09/17/2011 10:25:56 AM PDT by TaxPayer2000
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To: TaxPayer2000

Oh, good then he wont have to collect unemployment after the election because he can just open up a little pub.


2 posted on 09/17/2011 10:27:59 AM PDT by svcw ( http://www.internetlastpage.com)
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To: TaxPayer2000

We need to include this option in McDonald’s Happy Meals.


3 posted on 09/17/2011 10:28:45 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: TaxPayer2000

Washington not only brewed his own beer, but distilled and bottled his own sour mash whiskey.


4 posted on 09/17/2011 10:29:25 AM PDT by Publius
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To: TaxPayer2000

Headline should be: “Obama pays for something.


5 posted on 09/17/2011 10:30:31 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: TaxPayer2000
According to the article, somebody in the WH staff is a "three year veteran beekeeper" and moved two of his hives to the garden.

Three year veteran? That's hardly getting started. We've kept bees for 35 years and helped my husband's grandfather before that. He started keeping bees in the early 1900s.

Somehow I can't see Obama or his bride suiting up with a veil and smoker and robbing the bees . . . .

6 posted on 09/17/2011 10:31:13 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: TaxPayer2000

Awwweeee....they are common folks, just like all of us in fly-over country. I think I’ll vote for him next year.


7 posted on 09/17/2011 10:31:26 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: TaxPayer2000

Zero is from Chicago. Why isn’t he serving up bathtub gin?


8 posted on 09/17/2011 10:34:31 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Duval Patrick is a coward. Explain yourself on The O'Reilly Factor, you creep!)
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To: TaxPayer2000

What gives it that rich, golden color?


9 posted on 09/17/2011 10:35:57 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: TaxPayer2000
Why honey blonde?

The brewer must be racist and have something against darker beer.

10 posted on 09/17/2011 10:39:56 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: TaxPayer2000

And who actually tends the equipment and makes the beer. Inquiring minds want to know.


11 posted on 09/17/2011 10:41:06 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: TaxPayer2000

“We have no record of beer brewing at the White House,” Mr Allman told Obama Foodorama, although the blog does say George Washington was known to brew his own in pre-White House days at Mount Vernon.”

Good. get a home brew revolution going and lay off all those nasty beer makers, truckers (well, I guess there’s always a small upside, if they are union) and everyone else connected to the business.

Up in Bawston, they can close all the packys and shut down Sam Adams.


12 posted on 09/17/2011 10:43:58 AM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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Obama Foodorama
13 posted on 09/17/2011 10:45:40 AM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (``Folks, you know it`s not enough to change the uniform.``- Sarah Palin)
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To: AnAmericanMother

“Somehow I can’t see Obama or his bride suiting up with a veil and smoker and robbing the bees . . . . “

How about suiting up in a burkha and robbing the tax payer?


14 posted on 09/17/2011 10:49:21 AM PDT by dljordan ("Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered.")
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To: TaxPayer2000
George Washington's Recipe for Beer
15 posted on 09/17/2011 10:50:15 AM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: jessduntno

I have a home brewed Irish stout in my fermenter right now. Needs a few more days until I will transfer to a secondary. Brewed a Canadian Blonde ale that has about another week conditioning in the bottles before I try it.


16 posted on 09/17/2011 10:52:32 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: TaxPayer2000

I suppose that’s one way to avoid the taxes...


17 posted on 09/17/2011 10:55:29 AM PDT by null and void (Day 970 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: AnAmericanMother

The Bees don’t deserve to keep ALL their honey. We have decided together to share it, that is what Government is!


18 posted on 09/17/2011 10:56:26 AM PDT by omega4179
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To: TaxPayer2000

“0bama having dreams of becoming as rich as Joe Kennedy” would make for a more appropriate headline.


19 posted on 09/17/2011 10:59:23 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: TaxPayer2000

An attempt at halal beer, perhaps?


20 posted on 09/17/2011 11:01:13 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: TaxPayer2000
Pretty cool. Obama just moved up a notch in my book. That would put him at notch 1.
21 posted on 09/17/2011 11:01:13 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: TaxPayer2000

They hired a brewmaster with our money and paid him $250,000 a hear to make a keg a month.


22 posted on 09/17/2011 11:10:43 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: normy

LOL!

Thanks, I really needed that...


23 posted on 09/17/2011 11:11:35 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Right Wing Assault

Argh! I forgot the sarcasm tag on that last post!!


24 posted on 09/17/2011 11:11:43 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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25 posted on 09/17/2011 11:17:15 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Obama got mostly Ds and Fs all through college and law school. Keep repeating it.....)
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To: TaxPayer2000
Following in Carter's footsteps...


26 posted on 09/17/2011 11:20:07 AM PDT by BushCountry (Make Love Not Kinetic Military Action)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I’m double batching as I type this. The Old Chico Wheat is cooling and the 60 Shilling is mashing happily away.

Cheers,

knewshound


27 posted on 09/17/2011 11:22:33 AM PDT by knews_hound (Credo Quia Absurdium--take nothing seriously unless it is absurd. E. Clampus Vitus)
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To: knews_hound

I know you are a very experienced Home Brewer - bookmarked your very informative web page a few years ago. I have just started and am using kits right now.


28 posted on 09/17/2011 11:39:53 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: TaxPayer2000

unless it’s changed, 200 gallons per household a year is the limit ( 100 gals per adult).

Let’s keep tabs...


29 posted on 09/17/2011 11:46:25 AM PDT by stylin19a (obama..."Fredo-Smart")
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To: normy

Lol I have him a couple notches lower


30 posted on 09/17/2011 11:51:11 AM PDT by steel_resolve
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To: TaxPayer2000

I sincerely doubt Barry’s the one cleaning and sanitizing those 80 bottles . . . or the equipment that goes with home brewing. It’s good to be the king.


31 posted on 09/17/2011 11:59:24 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: steel_resolve; Zeppo

I have a thousand notch book though.


32 posted on 09/17/2011 12:08:02 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Wow, they are really getting desperate.


33 posted on 09/17/2011 12:12:28 PM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Aw, where’s Prohibition when you need it? Bootleggers!


34 posted on 09/17/2011 12:12:41 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: BushCountry

I’ve had that swill. Nasty rotgut stuff.


35 posted on 09/17/2011 12:13:12 PM PDT by onona (You might like Steve Earle's song "Galway Girl".....oh alright, it's for Sharon Shannon !!)
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To: stylin19a
100 gals per adult

There are adults in the White House??

36 posted on 09/17/2011 12:23:48 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
I'm hooked on double batching lately.  an extra 2 hours gives you twice the brew.  Win/Win.

The Wheat beer is in Carboys now and I am mashing out the 60 Shilling.

Cheers,

knewshound

Homebrewing 1A (Homebrewing for beginners)


37 posted on 09/17/2011 12:23:53 PM PDT by knews_hound (Credo Quia Absurdium--take nothing seriously unless it is absurd. E. Clampus Vitus)
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To: knews_hound

Hey thanks for that link! Great Info! Bookmarked!


38 posted on 09/17/2011 12:38:11 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: TaxPayer2000

This is a do-it-yourself version of Billy Beer. Obama will market the beer for his campaign. Notice it was mentioned several times that it was his own equipment.


39 posted on 09/17/2011 12:44:24 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: TaxPayer2000

Is the White House zoned to sell beer for profit?


40 posted on 09/17/2011 12:45:45 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: knews_hound; pyx

Hey pyx have you seen this? Great info with pictures at the Knewahound’s link in post 37. Would be nice to have a monthly Home Brew Thread for Freepers.


41 posted on 09/17/2011 1:00:35 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: TaxPayer2000
I would have thought Zero and Sasquatch would be brewing this:

Stuff Ghetto People Like

(Now, don't nobody turn me in to AttackWatch.com)

42 posted on 09/17/2011 1:25:57 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

No sarcasm tag needed.


43 posted on 09/17/2011 1:35:17 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Actually, I also run the Homebrewers Ping List...

Just sayin.


44 posted on 09/17/2011 1:43:51 PM PDT by knews_hound (Credo Quia Absurdium--take nothing seriously unless it is absurd. E. Clampus Vitus)
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To: svcw

How long before that would close because of being poorly run by someone with no experience?

Mac daddies best job prospect after being thrown out of office is standing on a street corner reading from a teleprompter.


45 posted on 09/17/2011 1:45:19 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: knews_hound

Please add me to the ping list! Ever thought of doing a monthly or whatever thread?


46 posted on 09/17/2011 1:49:18 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: bkopto

The purpose of drinking malt liquor isn’t for the exquisite taste but to get s$it faced drunk. No alcohol enthusiast or anyone with a decent palate will drink malt liquor for the taste. In fact, most malt liquors smell and taste like day old p!ss water. Despite all the flaws and social indicators associated with malt liquor, it remains a popular staple in the lives of ghetto people.


47 posted on 09/17/2011 1:56:52 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: TaxPayer2000

. . . Let them drink beer. . .


48 posted on 09/17/2011 3:15:16 PM PDT by i_dont_chat ("The Jihadists are coming!" "The Jihadists are coming!" In my best Paul Revere imitation.)
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To: TaxPayer2000
White House curator Bill Allman said the Obamas are the first to make a brew at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Well, I'll be danged. They accomplished something constructive after all...

49 posted on 09/17/2011 3:20:26 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: knews_hound
How on earth do you thoroughly clean glass carboys with necks and small openings ? A long wire brush will only go so far and reach some places. The upper part of the glass carboy can only be very lightly scrubbed with a smaller wire brush.

Almost all glass carboys I've seen look like THIS ONE. Not to be confused with the glass demijohn.

For brewing beer are you using a 6 gallon brew bucket ?

50 posted on 09/17/2011 9:35:05 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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