GUBMINT BEER  2:50 pm August 15, 2012

Barack Obama Is One Of Those Annoying People Who Can’t Stop Talking About His Home Brew

by Jim Newell

Nice work broYou know the type. Maybe you are this type? Let’s keep it quiet, if so. The type we’re describing: The person who’s always trying to get you to sample the craft beer he (it is usually a “he”) brewed in his home. “You have got to try this beer I made.” “Ehh, just let me drink my Coors Light in peace…” “No — you have got to try my beer. It’s so good.” “Yup I bet it is.” “No, but it’s like, beer, with a taste of honey. It’s so good, I’m really proud of myself.” This person is Barack Obama, who can’t stop babbling about his White House honey brew on the trail now. He’s been drinking this for years!

From the WaPo:

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — President Obama likes beer — so much so that the White House has installed a new feature since he took office: a brewery.

Obama talked about the beer at a quick campaign stop at a coffee shop in Knoxville, Iowa. He explained that the White House produces two different styles of beer — a light and a dark brew. And when a patron requested a bottle, the president sent a member of his staff out to the campaign bus to get one.

So he takes the beer on the road, too.

“It is superb,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said. “It is quite good.”

Carney didn’t know much more about the brewery, such as who the brewmaster is or exactly when the brewery was set up. Other White House officials revealed that one of the brews is called the White House Honey Ale, and that the honey hails from Michelle Obama’s famed kitchen garden.

As you can imagine, those who are predisposed to disliking the President have some lovely comments to offer about this beer venture.

Anyway, this precious home brew has been around for some time, by our recollection. The Obamas served it at their 2011 Super Bowl party. It was a hit, maybe.

[Washington Post via LGF]

 

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{ 201 comments }

iburl August 15, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Mitt Romney has never tasted beer. HAHAHAHAH!!!

Fukui-sanYesOta August 15, 2012 at 2:52 pm

That alone should disqualify him from office.

CthuNHu August 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm

FYI, Mittens: For those unaccustomed to it, beer is bitter, unpleasant and discouraging of further assays, much like defeat.

As an old hand at that, you should tolerate beer just fine.

arihaya August 15, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Proof that Mitt is out of touch with ordinary, hard-drinking Americans.

gogogodzilla August 15, 2012 at 4:53 pm

You win the internet!

Exhausted66 August 15, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Great, now the Repugs are gonna come after beer.

anniegetyerfun August 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm

The War on Ales.

foxpuppet August 15, 2012 at 3:18 pm

And I was hoping for a War on Ailes. The Universe is funny, innit?

Baconzgood August 15, 2012 at 3:07 pm

You can have my Yuengling when you pry it out of my cold dead hand.

FakaktaSouth August 15, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Well I certainly do hope so, nothing will work in Bud-Country better'n telling a redneck he can't have beer.

foxpuppet August 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm

"You didn't brew that!"

SorosBot August 15, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I think they tried that once before, nearly a century ago, and it didn't work out so well.

BornInATrailer August 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm

They know there are some lines you just don't cross.

Chichikovovich August 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm

It's already happening, sheeple!!!! From the last election, watch as McCain just catches himself after he blurts it out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrvLsnV7No8

LetUsBray August 15, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Fox accuses the prez of being an alcoholic in 3, 2, …

Billmatic August 15, 2012 at 2:53 pm

By the ways if you want to troll these guys insist that IPAs are garbage.

Ruhe August 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I'm not sure I can listen to that shit even in jest. Some matters are too sacred even for "meta-trolling".

Billmatic August 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Well perhaps it would enrage you to know that I'm not jesting, sir.

HateMachine August 15, 2012 at 3:13 pm

My eye did twitch a little at that, yeah.

AbandonHope_ August 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm

IPAs always seem way too bitter to me — and this is from somebody who likes a Guinness every now and then. I tend to like more varied flavors than "omg drown everything in maximum hops power".

Billmatic August 15, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Guinness is like me muther's milk; cold, black and full of alcohol.

WhatTheHeck August 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm

It might interest you to know, American Craft Brewers are using too much hops and too much alcohol in their IPA's. This overrides taste in favor of being too bold.

The White House beer uses more hope than hops, resulting in a more appealing taste.

gullywompr August 15, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Pistols at dawn, Billmatic.

HateMachine August 15, 2012 at 4:08 pm

This means jihad!

larrykat August 15, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I'm with you all the way on shit IPAs – ie: all of 'em.

BerkeleyBear August 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Since relocating to Portland, I've been shocked at just how overhopped the IPAs are up here. I actually trained in beer and wine tasting, and I love a lot of micro-brews, but I swear these guys are like the chili-heads who think more heat is always better.
It just isn't always a good thing.

Billmatic August 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Agreed. The idea that lots of hops & high alcohol content are the primary indicators of a beer's quality sounds suspiciously like machismo.

CrunchyKnee August 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Indeed. I live in Colorado, the land of pretentious short pants in the winter time wearing SUV driving living in the suburbs white boys who constantly proclaim their love for hops. Blah.

FakaktaSouth August 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I have been told in no uncertain terms that Short Pants are for children, right up until your ballsack gets stuck to your leg. Luckily I am ball free so I can wear hot pants through December.

SorosBot August 15, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Um, I'm an adult and wearing shorts right now, because it's fucking hot outside. Is there supposed to something wrong with that? Where the hell did anyone get the idea shorts are for kids?

FakaktaSouth August 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I am on your side a hundred degrees percent.
It's just not as hot some places fancy people live, I suppose.

Billmatic August 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm

And may the noodly overlord bless you for it.

Designer_Rants August 15, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Still, I love "Hazed & Infused", out of some Boulder brewery, which is probably exactly the kind of beer you're talking about. I also think Tosh.0 is funny. Am I banned now?

mrpuma2u August 15, 2012 at 3:05 pm

They ARE garbage, all those extra hops were added as an anti-spoilage agent before the existence of refrigeration.

Billmatic August 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Exactly!

Ruhe August 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm

This is one of those conundrums like Kelsey Gramer being a smart/funny actor and a moronic righty at the same time. How can you embrace liberal politics and yet not love hoppy ales? I mean, what do you drink with your arugula?

Billmatic August 15, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Tripel!

smokefilledroommate August 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Sounds like you're in a Trappist trap.

AbandonHope_ August 15, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Thank you, now I actually understand why I hate them so much.

prommie August 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm

And all cured meats are garbage too now, huh? And all cheeses, and pickles? Because after all they were all just means to preserve foods before refrigeration? You are practicing niche contrarian snobbery, is all you're doing.

AbandonHope_ August 15, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Being anti-hipster is the new hipster. I hated people liking things before they were cool before it was cool. Or something.

HateMachine August 15, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Liking something? How gauche.

CthuNHu August 15, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Been there, done that. A long time ago.

Billmatic August 15, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I think you might find it's actually populism.

smokefilledroommate August 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I don't know–I like Dogfish's 90-minute IPA which I drink every now and then. It tastes more like a Dogfish Head beer than a typical IPA, though (which is probably why I like it).

gullywompr August 15, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Excellent IPA, and nice percentage of alcohol too. Also too, search out Green Flash brewery, love it.

mookwrthwilson August 15, 2012 at 3:19 pm

HOPS LIBEL!!!

prommie August 15, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Two words, Benjamin: Dogfish Head.

FakaktaSouth August 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Something Something, raspberries. I just don't know about fruit-beer.

prommie August 15, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Leinenkugel, Leinenkugel, and remember, must be consumed out of an old Quaker State oil can, so as to counteract the fruitiness and remain macho and all, otherwise its ghey.

FakaktaSouth August 15, 2012 at 4:28 pm

All hail the chainsaw. Also, leinenkugel? that sounds like doing hooha strengthening exercises in the prone position. I'm in!

gullywompr August 15, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Still hoping to get a bottle of their Aztec chocolate brew. Not an IPA, but you gotta love 'em for their research.

mrblifil August 15, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Suck on a cold one, Pete Coors.

ChillBill August 15, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Meanwhile, Willard has his own brand of Kool Aid.

ManchuCandidate August 15, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Tastes Funky, Less Taxing

ChillBill August 15, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Bland, unappealing.

EatsBabyDingos August 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Or his brand of beer, which is a pair of beach sandles dipped in water: Flip Flop Ale.

widestanceromance August 15, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I thought he only drank Roger Ales.

second_gen August 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm

IJTUIMMAL

widestanceromance August 15, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Willard loves him some back sweat beer.

DYJTUIYMALM?

sudsmckenzie August 15, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Way better that Preznit O'Douls.

Self-Uploader August 15, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I won't believe this story until I get an email from Michelle, the Prez or their pal Joe, offering me an opportunity to taste the beer if I give them more money.

smokefilledroommate August 15, 2012 at 2:55 pm

The coolness never ceases.

Rcrumbudgeon August 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Considering his commie-ness, I'm surprised the White House doesn't brew a Russian Imperial.
Oh, and supporting Coors Light (or CL Smoothies as the brahs call them) = supporting Pete Coors and Joe Coors = supporting America = Hooray^n

Harrison Wintergreen August 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I'm sure everyone has heard the joke about Coors Light being like sex in a canoe…
because it's fuckin' near water.

Blueb4sinrise August 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Should be:

Weiße Haus Honig Ale

edit:
nyumba nyeupe asali hani

bumfug August 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Major premise: Hitler's Putsch was in a Beer Hall.
Minor premise: Obama is turning the White House into a Beer Hall.
Conclusion: Do I have to spell out everything for you beer-sodden liberals or will you just take off the blinders and think for your deluded selves!
QED.

Angry_Marmot August 15, 2012 at 3:38 pm

They really screwed the putsch with that one.

IncenseDebate August 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm

He can't be mooselum if he drinks beer, right?

anniegetyerfun August 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Right, and next you're going to say that he's not gay just because he's married to a woman?!

James Michael Curley August 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Four more beers!

CthuNHu August 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm

They can have my beer when they easily lift it out of my passed-out fingers.

HateMachine August 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm

It'll be empty, though.

proudgrampa August 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm

OMG. THIS is gonna be the President's downfall.

not that Dewey August 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Downfall: Hitler Learns that Barack Obama is Brewing His Own Beer

HistoriCat August 15, 2012 at 5:27 pm

This NEEDS to happen.

qwerty42 August 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Geeze, I went to the site LGF linked to and think I need to take a bath. Lot of unformed hate out there …

Hera Sent Me August 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm

White House brewery today, FEMA camps tomorrow.

It's in Revelations, people!

prommie August 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Professor, without knowing precisely what the danger is, would you say it's time for our viewers to crack each other's heads open and feast on the goo inside?

Hera Sent Me August 15, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Namaste to a fellow Simpsonite.

ChernobylSoup August 15, 2012 at 2:58 pm

You know who else had brewery equipment in the White House? Probably the first 20 or so presidents.

Eve8Apples August 15, 2012 at 2:58 pm

"And when a patron requested a bottle, the president sent a member of his staff out to the campaign bus to get one.'

And that, Mittens, is how you win an election.

mayor_quimby August 15, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Jesus christ, does this mean that Mittens would have a dry convention in Tampa? What will all the big spender donors think? What a fucking dry sausage-fest. How will any interns have drunken campaign sex? The humanity!

IncenseDebate August 15, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Ale to the Chief!

foxpuppet August 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Nice head!

RedneckMuslin August 15, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I'm okay with it until they start bottling it in 40s.

YouBetcha August 15, 2012 at 2:59 pm

When Mittens is the White House Occupant, he will replace the ale with caffeine-free Mountain Dew. Amen.

AbandonHope_ August 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Caffeine-free DIET Mountain Dew.

BloviateMe August 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Good ol' Benny Franklin.

Spurning Beer August 15, 2012 at 3:30 pm

"Malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man." A. E. Housman

kittensdontlie August 15, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Beer does not make itself properly by itself. It takes an element of mystery and of things that no one can understand. — Fritz Maytag, American brewer

hagajim August 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Hell Jay Carney, everyone knows the brewmaster at the White House is old Meister Blah.

smokefilledroommate August 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Barry Beer!

Buzz Feedback August 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm

"Works every time."

Ruhe August 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm

The beauty of home-brewing as a hobby is that it actually takes up so little of your time. This leaves you free for other important things, like agonizing over your drone-strike list.

anniegetyerfun August 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm

My brother-in-law. The beer always tastes EXACTLY like chewing hops directly off the vine.

BlueStateLibel August 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Angry retort from Mitt Rmoney in 1, 2 ,3 about how Obama is disgracing the presidency …

edgydrifter August 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm

For the record, if anyone wants to force their homebrew on me so that I will acknowledge their brewing prowess, I am totally cool with that. I will gladly compliment your skills for free beer.

SorosBot August 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm

So Obama is a brewer, patriot just like Samuel Adams.

edgydrifter August 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm

He's got a lock the Coach McGuirk vote now.

MissTaken August 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I like my hipster Prez.

AbandonHope_ August 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Shouldn't he then be drinking some sort of White House version of Stroh's or PBR then?

SorosBot August 15, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I just hope Barack doesn't grow an unkempt beard and start wearing a fedora everywhere.

HistoriCat August 15, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I agree on the unkempt beard but I bet he would rock the fedora.

TavariousChinaSmith August 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm

If he were a hipster, wouldn't he [be pretending to] enjoy Pabst Blue Ribbon?

Baconzgood August 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm

DAMN! So much hate for the Blue Ribbon. I like Pabst does that make me a hipster? Oh and FYI I was drinking PBR before it was cool!

SorosBot August 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I blame David Lynch and Dennis Hopper.

Heineken? Fuck that shit; Pabst Blue Ribbon!

TavariousChinaSmith August 15, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Hey, I wasn't really dissing Pabst, just pointing out more typical beer-related hipster behaviour than brewing their own. I will even go so far as to concede that it's possible that someone could drink PBR for reasons other than fashion.

Baconzgood August 15, 2012 at 3:42 pm

It's cheap as fuck. It doesn't matter though I only buy draft beer when I go out. So no one knows I'm drinking a buck a pint beer.

RedneckMuslin August 15, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I heared ol bomber was drunk when he keeled Osama.

smitallica August 15, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Home brewing an alcoholic beverage. Typical Muslim behavior. WAKE UP SHEEPLE!!!!1!!!!!

SorosBot August 15, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Oh and here's the one of the enlightened comments that LGF noted:

"next will be open bar with fried chicken collard greens anwatermellon":

But how dare you call the wingnuts racist!

MissTaken August 15, 2012 at 3:10 pm

When did you break 140? Good job! You are a Twitter now!

SorosBot August 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Hey, I've never used twitter! But it's nice to have a nice round score again; 139 was kind of ugly looking.

Jus_Wonderin August 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Throw some cornbread in there and I'll bite. Especially if there is bacon drippings in the collards and the cornbread.

I skipped lunch. Maybe I am hungry?

foxpuppet August 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm

It all sounds pretty tasty to me.

You should get a little something to eat- think of your blood sugar…

Come here a minute August 15, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Stir a little store-brand honey in with your Budweiser and you basically have the same thing. It's great!

foxpuppet August 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Blech!

Pragmatist2 August 15, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I beieve the correct phrase for the President's favorite is "Homey Brew"

Baconzgood August 15, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Baconz's BFF and Baconz makes a pretty tasty raspberry brew. And yes! you should try it.

prommie August 15, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Leinenkugel does that, its the best beer ever to drink over ice in enormous huge giant quantities on hot days!

SorosBot August 15, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Real 'mericans drink shitty pisswater like Bud or Coors Lite!

MissTaken August 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Hamm's LIBEL!

TavariousChinaSmith August 15, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Just be glad the President isn't a Hipster.

iburl August 15, 2012 at 4:46 pm

That beer is like sex in a canoe….. it's fucking close to water.

YouBetcha August 15, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Worst Muslim ever. I bet he washes down bacon with that ale.

mavenmaven August 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Beer Pong at the White House! Woo Hoo!

MissTaken August 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I'd love to taste some of Michelle's honey.

SorosBot August 15, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Oh my, I think I may need to take a break with that image…

AbandonHope_ August 15, 2012 at 3:20 pm

The rest of us will just have to imagine Judy Jetson with Michelle, I suppose.

IncenseDebate August 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Get in line, sister!

mrpuma2u August 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm

BOOTLEGGER LIBELZ!!!!!!!!!!!

SoBeach August 15, 2012 at 3:07 pm

…the honey hails from Michelle Obama’s famed kitchen garden.

Gotta call bullshit on this one. Last I checked honey comes from bees, and I doubt the First Lady keeps a beehive in the White House.

Other than that all I can do is snicker. The President drinks beer. Romney doesn't. Answers the whole "who would you rather have a beer with" question without it even being asked.

Fukui-sanYesOta August 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm
SoBeach August 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Well, shit. Guess I'm not the arrogant know-it-all I thought I was.

mookwrthwilson August 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Even the first lady of Maryland has a bee hive in her yard…I see it everyday at lunch…I think it's required if you are a Democratic first lady

widestanceromance August 15, 2012 at 3:54 pm

If I were married to either BO or MO'M, I'd def keep honey around, if you know what I mean. Fineness!

Hammiepants August 15, 2012 at 3:14 pm

My sister has a beehive. She is not the first lady, but if she can bottle honey in her back garden, my guess is My Secret BFF Michele can do it.

pinkocommi August 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Wake me if Obama starts passing around homemade pot brownies.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Clearly this is an attack against Mitt Romney and all Mormons, so no one is allowed to mention beer in any form for the rest of the campaign.

kittensdontlie August 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Beer tossed on a mormon melts them as easily as water-soaking the Wicked Witch of the West.

e_z August 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Time to investigate. If that Kenyan goes one ounce over two hundred gallons a year that will make him the same as Al Capone and you know what that will mean…

mookwrthwilson August 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm

He will die of syphilis in Florida???

chicken_thief August 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm

HBO will make him look like an asshole on one of their series?

mayor_quimby August 15, 2012 at 4:06 pm

That he'll try to have Nucky Thompson wacked?

prommie August 15, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Just proves he isn't a real black american and is merely a halfrican as Limbaugh says. Brewing your own beer is totally off the meter on the "shit white people like" machine.

FakaktaSouth August 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm

That, and going to bars with lists of beers you CAN'T have there. NO BUD LIGHT EVER.

prommie August 15, 2012 at 3:38 pm

And plus, too, not having half the beers that are ON THE FUCKING LIST. What kinda shit is that? Dogfish Head libel!

TavariousChinaSmith August 15, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I really, really hate the whole idea of "Stuff White People Like". Probably for the exact reason that anytime someone who isn't white does stuff like be a beer snob, they become "white".

prommie August 15, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Oh, shit, maybe I got it wrong, I thought "Stuff White People Like" was meant to assist, you know, to help people out who want to go along to get along, who want to fit in with the corporate cubicle crowd, who want to "pass" so to speak. Hey, want to be in my fantasy football league? We're going to Myrtle Beach to play golf and hold the draft! It'll be out of control, man!

ManchuCandidate August 15, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Obama Brau Presents Real Men of Genius
(Real Men of Genius)

Today, we salute you, Mr. Thin Skinned 1%er Guy
(Mr. Thin Skinned 1%er Guy)
You are the ruler of wealth the guru of tax returns,
the loud mouth of the hypocrisy.
(You put the boots to Newty Toot)
When you screw up with your choices, you run from them.
Without you, Jon Stewart would be out of a job.
(Unemployed!).
The countless hours we spend surfing the internet,
to read about your latest blunders,
would instead, be spent working.
(Working for an outsourcing motherfucker like you)
So, crack open an ice cold Obama Brau Mr. Thin Skinned 1%er Guy
For it's you who keeps us laughing, and the failure going
(You still can't drink a fucking beer, Mitt-hole)

teebob2000 August 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm

WHY can't we stick more than 1 thumb up somebody???!!! WHY DOES WONKETTE HATE THE 1ST AMENDMENT???

MosesInvests August 16, 2012 at 1:59 am

That was a thing of beauty.

Guppy August 15, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Honey?

Oh boy, a PETA/veganism holy flame war!

SayItWithWookies August 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Well it's not like the president was using that space when it was a bowling alley.

metamarcisf August 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Romney plans on serving O'Douls at his Super Bowl party

mayor_quimby August 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Why don't I just piss in the punch bowl, same difference.

IncenseDebate August 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm

He's the candidate whose beer I'd most like to have a beer with.

pinkocommi August 15, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I've heard people say that for the Presidential election Americans vote for the guy they most want to have a beer with. So, what are the chances of electing the robotic Mormon guy who doesn't drink beer versus the cool blah guy who homebrews?

This election must be in the bag.

EatsBabyDingos August 15, 2012 at 3:14 pm

When the GOP comes to visit, they get Honey Pot Lager.

TavariousChinaSmith August 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Damn lagerals!

MinAgain August 15, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Campaign ad accusing President Obama of being an alcoholic in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…

rickmaci August 15, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Fortunately, Hitler was a teetotaler so there won't be any of those blog strings that start out, "You know who else…" Wait wait,,,,

You know who else was a power mad pathological liar who kept his future plans for the government secret while running for office and refused to touch alcoholic beverages even thought his friends were beer swilling idiot bigots who met in beer halls to talk revolution?

LOL.

TavariousChinaSmith August 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Mittler?

CheeseBro69 August 15, 2012 at 3:18 pm

OBAMA POLITICIZES BEER

Trannysurprise August 15, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Honey Brew Brew?

PubOption August 15, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Urban Chestnut Brewery in St. Louis has a beer called 'Winged Nut', I have drunk some, it's pretty good. It would be funnier, though, if Schlafly Brewery used the name.

Katydid August 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm

…the White House produces two different styles of beer — a light and a dark brew

i can't wait to read the "that makes sense because Obummer's half-white" comments. This has been a shitty day so far, my dear Wonkette overlords, I haven't seen the benefit to getting out of bed so far. Isn't there anything funny going on today?

SorosBot August 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm

These days Obama is the real Most Interesting Man In the World.

HistoriCat August 15, 2012 at 5:37 pm

"I don't always drink beer but when I do it comes from my own damn brewery."

sullivanst August 15, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Not that there was ever a contest for which candidate I'd rather have a beer with, but this certainly settles it.

TavariousChinaSmith August 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm

It's only called Honey Ale because Obama's Chief of Staff wouldn't let Michelle call it Honky Pale Ale.

Tundra Grifter August 15, 2012 at 3:32 pm

"Twenty-four hours in a day; 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not."
— H.L. Mencken.

teebob2000 August 15, 2012 at 3:48 pm

To set the record straight, as a home-brewer…

NO WAY I would waste the breath trying to convince a Coors Light-swilling ignoramus of my brew's superiority. Stuff's like liquid gold and disappears WAY too fast as it is. If they declined, I would voice a tiny little silent cheer that it's one more bottle for me.

chicken_thief August 15, 2012 at 3:57 pm

"….and that the honey hails from Michelle Obama’s famed kitchen garden."

Prolly some Freudian slip or just plain ol' wishful thinking but on first read I ended that sentence after "Obama" and did a "say WHAT?!" kinda thing before I noticed the rest.

arihaya August 15, 2012 at 4:24 pm

In Miitens' White House (God forbid), they will brag about homemade Jello instead..

natoslug August 15, 2012 at 5:08 pm

With Rafalca as the key ingredient?

CindynEncinitas August 15, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Why would you drink any beer other than IPA? Because you enjoy peeing? Sorry, but I live in San Diego.

There HAS TO be a brewery somewhere in Virginia making this beer. There's NO WAY they could be doing it on the White House premises and get it past Wonkette operatives.

SorosBot August 15, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Speak for yourself; I've never cared for IPAs of any kind. Give me a good hearty stout, or a tasty lager.

BZ1 August 15, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Where's Elliot Ness when you need him? Time to go back to the halcyon days of the Prohibition? (guess what party pushed for that??)

Gleem McShineys August 15, 2012 at 5:27 pm

This is the best nine dimensional chess move ever.

HistoriCat August 15, 2012 at 5:39 pm

You think they offer up that beer at the "Win dinner with Obama" fundraiser? Because I would have tossed in some cash for a chance at that.

Gleem McShineys August 15, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Obamabeer? Well I sure hope it tastes better than Santorum Jelly.

barto August 15, 2012 at 6:07 pm

This brewery is a nice complement to the grow-op he's got in the WH basement which produces a superb (according to Carney, anyway) WH Blue Mystic.

gogogodzilla August 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Stupid libruls. Obama already has his own Kenyan beer.
http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2008-03-26/in

BigSkullF*ckingDog August 15, 2012 at 7:40 pm

As a brewing professional, I fucking hate talking to random home brewers. Bunch of dumbasses.

ttommyunger August 15, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Barry makes with the beer, Mittens makes with the whine.

C_R_Eature August 16, 2012 at 7:01 am

Well, I started on a post about this last night before storms blew the power out for 3 hours and it's gone out of my head. Now I'm stuck on the mental video loop of Newell grimly hunched on a chair at a party gripping a can of scan-code label BEER like a character straight out of Repo Man and yelling at earnest middle-aged men trying to offer him Free Homebrew. That's made me laugh, at least.
I saw this on the web yesterday and I thought "The President's brewing beer in the White House! Man, that's pretty cool" and something I'd do if some catastrophic set of occurrences landed me in the White House. Brewing Beer in the White House beats Nancy Reagan's Zodiac Decision Laboratory, Bill Clinton's Cigar Room or George Bush "choking on pretzels" and impersonating a sober person. I don't even want to know what Dick Cheney was doing in the basement of the Naval Observatory.
I went home and cracked open a 10 year old sparkling Cranberry Mead, to celebrate. Yeah, I made it myself. You got a problem with that?

schvitzatura August 16, 2012 at 9:29 am

White House Honey Ale? Fuck that shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon!

FakaktaSouth August 15, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Guiness tastes like someone already put their cigarette butt in my bottle. So, you know, it cuts out the middle man. I'm all about efficiency.

BerkeleyBear August 15, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Flavor is okay, but the alcohol content is pretty low compared with most other stouts, Belgian trappist ales or even black lagers like Spaten Optimator.

prommie August 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Just like those '80s California wines, fucking brutes. We just can't have nice things here.

prommie August 15, 2012 at 4:19 pm

It reeks of effort.

SorosBot August 15, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I just like liking things.

prommie August 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm

How do you afford your rock and roll lifestyle?

FakaktaSouth August 15, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Hey I totally was there AND heard of them first, I met all the guys in Cake once. I mean, I hung out with and now therefore know intimately all those guys. John McCrea had on a fisherman hat and he was not fishing. Fucking 1995 hipsters man.

prommie August 15, 2012 at 4:44 pm

For Realz! Damn, you are cool! I am not sarcastic sometimes, it happens once ever 11.67 years and only under perfect atmospheric conditions. This is one of them.

prommie August 15, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Yes, the Great Flyingchainsaw. There were Giants in the earth in those days, children, when Wonkette was young. Or, they Might have been Giants, anyways.

BerkeleyBear August 15, 2012 at 9:24 pm

In the midwest they are called Leinie's (as in Heiny/butt – ha ha). It is a wisconsin product with mass distribution but much tastier than macro brews like bud. One of the few survivors from the early era of brewing, when every town of any size had multiple breweries.

They make a seasonal calling Summer Shandy that has a little lemonade flavor. Absolutely awesome on a hot summer afternoon – actually made me able to stand the boredom of watching low level semi-pro baseball.

WhatTheHeck August 15, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Remember him? Flyingchainsaw used words which would cut to the bone. One sharp dude.

smokefilledroommate August 17, 2012 at 2:35 am

And Tony used to annoy..

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