Saturday, March 5, 2011
We need to get Max on top of this:
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made culinary history when they served homebrewed White House Honey Ale, made with a pound of honey from the White House Beehive, to guests at last month's Super Bowl party. They are the first presidential couple to ever charge their chefs with the ancient--and now wildly popular--art of homebrewing, according to White House Curator Bill Allman.
Considering the amount of beer summits the Prez will, no doubt, be hosting in the future at the White House, this in-sourcing is an encouraging development.
It is noted that while George Washington brewed beer while in office, it was not until 1800 when John Adams and his wife Abigail took up residency at 1600 Pennsylvania.
We gave home-brewing a shot years ago and while there was nothing more delightful than coming home, after work, to the aroma of your creation fermenting in five gallon paint containers in the coat closet, we determined that our core competency remained on the consumption side of the whole process.