Home-brewers, rejoice! The White House beer home-brew kit is here.
The White House released the recipes for its Honey Ale and Honey Porter last week and brewers are already getting to work on recreating the political pints. Northern Brewer, an internet beer shop, released two kits today to create the president’s favorite beers.
Chip Walton, a member of the Northern Brewer’s marketing team, said:
“Politics aside, I think people are interested in brewing the same beer the president is drinking at home and offering as gifts on his travels.”
The Huffington Post reports that the kids include fermentable malt extracts, specialty grains, honey, and a variety of hop pellets. The kits also include instructions to guide home-brewers through the six-week process.
“From Founding Fathers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, to current President Barack Obama, our nation’s leaders have long held a passion for great homebrew, no matter what side of the aisle they call home. And for the first time in history, that homebrew is coming directly from the White House itself. Like all great homebrew recipes, this one is adapted from a fairly standard recipe, then tweaked with special ingredients for greater consensus – in this case, the White House used honey sourced locally, from the First Lady’s bee hive on the South Lawn.”
The beer store notes that the honey wasn’t taken from Michelle Obama’s garden but promises to achieve a similar taste.
The White House Honey Ale Kit is selling for $44.99 and the White House Honey Porter Kit is going for $36.99. You can also buy a home brew kit that includes all the tools needed to start brewing your own beer for about $150.