Drink Up! The White House Releases Its Secret Beer Recipe

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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