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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Brewers’ Recipes

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Over the years, many have pondered exactly what they would be willing to do for a Klondike bar. But those ice cream bars are small change. Let’s up the ante. What would you be willing to do to get access to the White House beer recipe? (Did you know that the White House brews its own beer? There’s Honey Ale, Honey Blonde, and Honey Porter.)

The Huffington Post reports that one intrepid individual has filed a FOIA request for the recipes. Since stories of President Obama serving the brew have begun popping up, home brewers have been abuzz with getting a hold of the Honey Ale recipe in particular. There’s even a petition to get the White House to release the recipe.

Should the home brewers be unable to get the secrets of the White House’s recipes, they can always look back to George Washington. He had a personal beer recipe  (handwritten and housed in the New York Public Library’s collections) that made a splash earlier this summer when the Coney Island Brewing Company used it to make their Fortitude Founding Father Brew.

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