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Wasatch Plans To Release White House Brew

Wasatch Brewing will professionally recreate the Presidential Honey Ale recipe. The Utah brewery plans on calling it El Presidente Honey Ale. The recipes were released last week, and we’ve been waiting to see who would be the first to step up and professionally brew it.  Be sure to check out a the video of the behind the scenes look at the White House brewing process. [SaltLakeTribune]

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White House Honey Ale, Now In A Kit is now offering everything you need in a kit to brew your own White House Honey Ale. For a small $48 dollars, you can easily make your own Presidential home brew.

The kit contains:

-Guide to Craft Brewing
-Recipe Kit: Light malt extract, brewers grains (Amber crystal, Biscuit malt), hops (Kent Goldings & Fuggles), yeast (Windsor dry ale yeast), sanitizer and a brewing bag.

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White House Releases Homebrew Recipes

The White House has officially released their widely talked about home brew recipes. Apparently these recipes are the first evidence of beer being brewed on White House grounds. George Washington brewed at Mount Vernon,other forefathers at their estates. The first beer brewed was White House Honey Brown.  It looks like that recipe will remain a mystery. However, two recipes were released – White House Honey Ale, and Honey Porter. Each made with honey from the White House hives. President Obama has stocked his campaign bus with these home brews below.

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Lawyer Requests White House Beer Recipe Through Freedom Of Information Act

Genius. The White House has it’s own brewery now, and President Obama’s campaign bus is stocked with 1600 PA Avenue brew. The White House Honey Ale has been the talk of everyone from Jim Koch to home brewers nationwide. Well, a lawyer in California has requested the recipe via the Freedom of Information Act. Brilliant.

Submitted to BSJ is copy of the request to the White House, asking for information pertaining to “White House Honey Ale“. Would be interested to see how the administration responds.

Scott Talkov, Esq.

3880 Lemon St., Fifth Floor
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 682-(BSJ Omitted)
(BSJ Omitted)

August 21, 2012

White House Office of Administration
FOIA Officer
725 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20503
Fax: (202) 456-7921

Re:     FOIA Request

Dear White House Office of Administration FOIA Officer :

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

I request that a copy of the documents concerning the following subject matter be provided to me: The recipe of any beer brewed at the White House from January 21, 2009 to present, including, but not limited to beer labeled as “White House Honey Ale.”

I also request that a copy of the documents concerning the following subject matter be provided to me: Any invoices, receipts of other documents reflecting the purchase of any brewing equipment or ingredients purchased for use in the White House from January 21, 2009 to present.

I further request that a copy of the documents concerning the following subject matter be provided to me: Any time sheets or other documents reflecting the name of any personnel responsible for brewing in the White House from January 21, 2009 to present.

As you are likely aware, so long as the government agency has created or obtained the requested materials, the document is an “agency record” within the meaning of the Freedom of Information Act. (United States DOJ v. Tax Analysts, 492 U.S. 136, 144 (1989).) Such records include all books, papers, or other documentary materials made or received by an agency of the United States Government. (See 44 U.S.C. § 3301; Forsham v. Harris, 445 U.S. 169, 183 (1980).) As such, any recipes, invoices, or other documents reflecting brewing at the White House are properly the subject of the Freedom of Information Act.

In order to help to determine my status for purposes of determining the applicability of any fees, you should know that I am a home brewer that is seeking to understand the methods, tools and ingredients used by the first beer to be brewed in the White House to improve my home brewing attempts to clone the White House Honey Ale for personal use, in compliance with Title 27 of the Code of Federal Register, section 25.205(a). This request is not made for commercial use.

I am willing to pay fees for this request up to a maximum of $100.00. If you estimate that the fees will exceed this limit, please inform me first.

I also request a waiver of all fees for this request. Disclosure of the requested information to me is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of the government and is not primarily in my commercial interest. Specifically, this information improves the understanding of home brewers on the methods used to produce America’s presidential beer. This brewing at the White House coincides with a dramatic increase in home brewing throughout the nation. Accordingly, the White House will be able to educate Americans on the methods used in the production of home brewing.

I also include a telephone number at which I can be contacted, if necessary, to discuss any aspect of my request.

Thank you for your consideration of this request.

Very truly yours,

/s/ Scott Talkov

Scott Talkov, Esq.

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P.S. The White House Now Has Its Own Brewery

So President Obama’s campaign van is stocked with White House home brew. The current administration has been making various honey based ales over the past year or so.  Apparently, the White House churns out a good bit of home brew, as it has a small brewing facility.

Obama aides mentioned the existence of a small White House brewery during an election run in Iowa. The 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue brewery brews small batches for White House parties and special events.

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Obama Campaign Bus Stocked with White House Homebrew

It’s no secret that the Obama administration has gotten into home brewing. President Obama served the White House Honey Ale to Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant Dakota Meyer last year. As the President vies for a second term, his campaign bus is stocked with more White House brew.

His bus is reportedly stocked with a few new offerings, including White House Honey Ale, White House Honey Blonde and Honey Porter. Why honey? The First Lady has a bee hive on White House grounds. Good luck trading for one of these beers…[HuffPo]