Good news for anyone who has been hoping for a taste of the White House Honey Ale, President Obama’s special homebrew that he’s been toting along on the campaign trail. For a while it seemed like the recipe was going to be kept under lock and key, and even a Freedom of Information Act Request from a Redditor couldn’t get the government to crack. But the tides are turning: White House press secretary Jay Carney has tweeted that the White House Honey Ale recipe just might see the light of day after all – if everybody wants it enough.
Last week, fans created a We the People petition on the White House website in a bid to get their plea answered. The mission statement of the petition is quite simple and clear:
Following in the footsteps of great men like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, Barack Obama has reportedly been enjoying the rewards of home brewed beer. Recent reports from news outlets like the Washington Post (August 15th, 2012) have stated that Obama has been drinking a White House home brew Honey Ale while on the campaign trail.
In keeping with the brewing traditions of the founding fathers, homebrewers across America call on the Obama Administration to release the recipe for the White House home brew so that it may be enjoyed by all.
It’s been noticed: yesterday Jay Carney tweeted the following:
Boom. There it is. “If it reaches the threshold, we’ll release it,” he says. Now the only question is: can 25,000 signatures be raised by September 17, 2012? It actually seems quite likely, especially now that it’s been acknowledged officially and considering that there’s still nearly a whole month left to go. As of this moment, there are 6,010 signatures – that’s about thirty more signatures than there were when we started writing this article. One day soon, the White House homebrew may truly become the homebrew of the people.