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Red, white & brew: Obama and Medal of Honor winner drink White House homebrew

September 17, 2011 By: mike Category: Beer in the news, Government, History of beer, Homebrew

President Obama and 23-year old Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer relax and have a homebrew. (Photo credit: Obama Foodorama)

Since his election in 2008, President Barack Obama has presided over a “beer summit,” downed a pint of Guinness in Ireland, and had beer brewed by White House chefs for the first time in history.

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Obama had a White House homebrew this week with 23-year old Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer, the first Marine to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam war, reports the president’s official food blog, Obama Foodorama. The two sipped on a White House Honey Blonde Ale on a patio outside the Oval Office.

Obama’s White House chefs have been making homebrew using honey from the South Lawn Beehive. In addition to the Honey Blonde Ale, the chefs have brewed a White House Honey Ale (consumed on Super Bowl Sunday) and White House Honey Porter.

Might a White House Honey Brown Ale be next?

In Ireland, Obama downs a Guinness, while the queen weighs her choice of hat

May 25, 2011 By: grant Category: Beer in the news, Breweries

Obama downs a Guinness

Mike is quite the Photoshopper

Of course we’re all familiar with the Dos Equis “most interesting man in the world,” and the awesome meme that the ad campaign has spawned.

But great oogly-moogly this picture of Obama and the First Lady getting all drinky-drinky rocks my face off.

Contrast that display with this video of the old lady queen of England staring blankly while Guinness’ master brewer explains this thing called “beer,” after which she declines a free pint from the man most qualified to pour for royalty.