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Brewing: 'We the people... demand Barack Obama's beer recipe'

  • @Jamie_Merrill

Barack Obama is known to enjoy a "brewksi" and his aides and thirsty journalists have been lucky enough to share a pitcher of his White House homebrew on the presidential campaign bus.

Now, one enterprising craft brewer has called on POTUS to share the launch codes to his Honey Ale recipe (the honey's from Michelle's hives on the South Lawn). He has filed a Freedom of Information Act request and had gained more than 2,000 signatures on an online petition by last night.

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin all enjoyed a homebrew, but is this more about politics than pale ale? Tony Blair used tea as part of his man-of-the-people schtick and Obama has downed enough ice-cold beer to keep Michelle's bees busy until election day.