Omnivore - White House will release homebrew recipe if 25,000 sign petition

Petition to release beer recipe needs 25,000 signatures


The White House microbrewing project was first [President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made culinary history when they served homebrewed White House Honey Ale, made with a pound of honey from the White House Beehive, to guests at last month's Super Bowl party. They are the first presidential couple to ever charge their chefs with the ancientand now wildly popularart of homebrewing, |reported] back in 2011 when President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama served homebrewed White House Honey Ale at their Super Bowl party. One year later, a beer-drinking Obama and his White House homebrew continue to make headlines after the President reportedly told a man in Iowa that his bus was stocked with White House brewed beer earlier this month.

Homebrewers and beer enthusiasts have since asked the White House to release the recipe for the beer. One hopeful Redditor even submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the recipe. But because the White House is exempt from the FOIA, the request was denied. Wamp, wamp.

Even so, a recent [https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/release-recipe-honey-ale-home-brewed-white-house/XkpkYwc0?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl|petition to "release the recipe for the Honey Ale home brewed at the White House"] has kept the hope alive for curious beer lovers. Last Thurs., Press Secretary Jay Carney tweeted that if the petition reached its required 25,000 signatures by Sept. 17, 2012, the recipe would be released. At the time of this writing the petition has 9,191 signatures — 15,809 to go.

The petition reads: