Drink Up! The White House Releases Its Secret Beer Recipe

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Beer geeks of America, your voice has been heard.

Ever since word leaked that the Obama White House was producing its very own, home-brewed ales and porters -- using honey from Michelle Obama's garden, no less -- beer enthusiasts have been trying to pry the secret recipes out of the administration. There was a Freedom of Information Act request. There was a question from the White House press corps. Eventually, Press Secretary Jay Carney tweeted that the President would oblige if an online petition hit its goal of 25,000 signatures. (Full disclosure: I signed.) 

It never quite hit that magic number -- the petition only got a little more than 12,000 names -- but it seems the White House has decided to reward the effort. To quote the official response sent out in an email this afternoon: "With public excitement about White House beer fermenting such a buzz, we decided we beter hop right to it." 

In case you need a drink to clear away the taste of all those puns, here are the recipes.

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Jordan Weissmann is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic.

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