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Update on Obama’s St. Patrick’s Day beer

on 12/03/11 at 10:30 am


Will the White House serve its new home brew for its St. Patrick’s Day party, and, if so, tint it green?

The back story: At the White House Super Bowl get-together, President Obama and his wife unveiled “White House Honey Ale,” apparently the first alcoholic beverage ever brewed in the Executive Mansion’s history.

The blog Obama Foodorama broke the new-brew news, saying the Obamas used their personal money to buy the equipment. To create the ale, White House chefs used a pound of honey from the first lady’s beehives on the South Lawn.

A White House spokesman called the debut a success and indicated the beverage would likely make another appearance at a special event. Somehow, that comment morphed into a March 4 report by IrishCentral.com that the president would break out the new brew at the upcoming St. Patrick’s fest. The blogiverse picked up the item and trumpeted it as fact from India to the United Kingdom and beyond.

The White House remains mum on whether WHHA will be on tap March 17. If so, odds are better than even that the Obamas — transplanted Chicagoans — will color it green in that city’s storied fashion.

Scripps Howard News Service via Chicago Sun Times

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