Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Brewery at the White House?

Amid the cheeseburgers, pizza, and buffalo wings on yesterday’s White House menu for their annual Super Bowl Sunday party was a surprising choice of beer: White House Honey Ale.

Listed along with Hinterland Pale Ale & Amber Ale from Wisconsin and Yuengling Lager and Light from Pennsylvania was Honey Ale…from the White House.

The First Lady’s office confirms that the White House chefs made one batch of beer using about a pound of honey from the First Lady’s honey hive, on the South Lawn of the White House.

The chefs used the traditional methods to brew the beer, and the First Lady’s office confirms that the Obamas paid for the equipment.

The batch was made so that the nearly 200 Super Bowl guests – from members of Congress to celebrities like J-Lo -- could sample the new beer.

In honor of this festive occurrence, the Grouch has been asked to solicit his readers to come up with a catchy name for this brew...... certainly something better than White House Honey Ale.   So readers, let it rip.


  1. I wonder if all the guests had to pretend like they liked the White House Beer?

    Big Belly Beer? Can that thing even be real?? Yikes.

  2. How about
    Bama Beer
    Michelle Malt
    Progressive Pilsner
    Deficit Draft
    Socialist Sweet Ale
    Obama Dark Beer
    One Term Stout

    Those are enough to fill my back bar.

  3. Michelle's Slender Hips Elixir
    Trillion Dollar Draft
    Don't Tread on Me Amber
    The Tea Party is for Teetotalers Stout
    Let Them Eat Cake IPA
    WTF Pilsner
    High Speed Bug Juice
    Alternative Energy Lager
    Your Comrade from the Future Ale