White House releases brew details after repeated inquiries

Published 11:59 pm Saturday, September 1, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Beer lovers, the secret is out.
The White House has made public the recipe for two homemade beers that have become an object of fascination for beer drinkers everywhere.
White House Honey Brown Ale, believed to be the first beer brewed on the White House grounds, includes light malt extract, amber crystal malt, honey, gypsum, yeast and corn sugar.
The recipe was released Saturday while President Barack Obama was campaigning in Iowa.
Obama has been talking about the White House brew for weeks, but he and other officials had refused to disclose details of how it’s made, despite an online petition and repeated questions from reporters. Obama even took a question on the beer recipe during a chat with the website Reddit.