Reporting Leigh Ann Adam
President Barack Obama participated in an online chat on the internet site Reddit earlier this week. Users asked the president about everything from campaign finance laws, the space program, Internet freedom, and American troops in Afghanistan, but one question stood out.
Reddit user Brody Burks, who recently submitted a recipe request for the White House beer through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), asked the President to release the White House beer recipes.
President Obama currently stocks his campaign bus with White-House made brew. The collection includes honey ale, hone blonde, and honey porter. The honey is gathered from the South Lawn beehive which belongs to the First Lady.
Burks told Today.com, “his is an election cycle that has been dominated by all sorts of pointing and screaming, and here is this fun story. Really, what could be more all American than beer, especially beer that comes out of the White House?”
Attorney Scott Talkov of Riverside, Calif., who also filed a FOIA request seeking the beer recipe around the same time as Burks said, “He says it’s tasty and I want to judge for myself, and before November so I can make sure I’m making the right choice for president.”
It’s not clear whether the president will release the recipe to the entire collection, or just the honey ale recipe that is the subject of a petition seeking its release.
The petition which is on the White House’s “We the People” website needs 25,000 signatures by September 17 for the recipes to be released. Currently there are over 10,000 signatures on the list. You can add your name HERE.