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Best Beer-Related FOIA Ever

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posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 01:13 PM
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Very interesting that the White House has it's own brew of beer.
If it's good they should sell it commercially or at least license the recipe to a brewery.


President Obama likes beer -- so much so, in fact, that the news broke last week that he travels with his own White House brew. After chatting with a voter about the beer at an event, the president had a bottle of White House Honey Ale brought out of his campaign bus to prove it.


The funny part of this story is the FOIA request someone sent in to try to get the recipe.


No word on the response to that tactic, but another Reddit user has gone a more formal route: An official Freedom of Information Act request for the beer recipe. It's impressive in its use of formal bureaucratic language: "Disclosure of the requested information to me is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of the government and is not primarily in my commercial interest."

But then the missive closes with what may be the boldest (and yet, most tempting) specific request under FOIA in history: "Also, if you could send me a copy autographed by the president, you'd be the coolest FOIA officer in the federal government, and who could resist that title?"


I wonder if the WH will claim executive privilege?




posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 01:19 PM
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Pabst Blue Ribbon for life Mother Truckers !!!!!!



FOR LIFE.



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 01:26 PM
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Pabst....
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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You're funny. I think you need a tastebud transplant.




posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 01:30 PM
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You are gross and disgusting. I love it!


One thing this place definitely needs more of is beer threads.



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 01:44 PM
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Originally posted by aaaiii
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You are gross and disgusting. I love it!


One thing this place definitely needs more of is beer threads.


www.abovetopsecret.com...

Now, as far as this White House Honey Ale, I'm intrigued. Is it just a Goose Island variant specially labeled? Time to do some googling.


EDIT: Just got done reading the wiki. OMG I want to try the Honey Porter!
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posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 01:47 PM
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This is a drink from the gods.



It's sooo good



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 03:18 PM
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Love it!

One of the beer distributors I buy from was invited to try some of the concoction.

Even made the local newspaper...


Brad Magerkurth just wanted a cup of coffee. The traveling beer salesman from the Twin Cities had just sat down at a small-town Iowa cafe when in walked the president of the United States.

Minutes later, Magerkurth was talking beer with Barack Obama and being offered a bottle of the president's home brew.

"I thought to myself: 'This is really weird,'" Magerkurth recalled Thursday.


Minnesota's 'Beer Guy' meets brewmaster in chief

If it ever gets released, maybe I'll try quaffing a bottle.

In the meantime, bring on the Sierra Nevada!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 03:22 PM
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Originally posted by grey580
This is a drink from the gods.



It's sooo good


What Gods?


I would assume the "Gods" would have better taste in beer...

Oh by the way... guinness is classified as "syrup" not beer....



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 04:05 PM
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The true test is is it a beer other than Pabst/Miller/Budweiser? If it is it's good to go.

Guinness is good. Who doesn't like Guinness? It's like drinking cream.
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posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 04:13 PM
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To each their own i guess...

I don't like drinking cream, or anything thick and creamy for that matter...

Canadians like real beer...
Not water... not syrup

Now im not an advocate for light beer... but this guy has a point.

Though he should stick to regular Blue...


Funny thing is our light beer is stronger then american regular





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posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 04:15 PM
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Originally posted by Akragon
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Oh by the way... guinness is classified as "syrup" not beer....


I don't know where you get this, but X. Wrong! Guinness is an ale. Ale is a beer.

Back on topic. My homebrew club is advocating the signing of the petition. I would like to have it, personally.



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 04:17 PM
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I stick with the Krauts. You can't go wrong.



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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I don't know where you get this, but X. Wrong! Guinness is an ale. Ale is a beer.


it was a joke...


and it came from personal observation... stuff is thick as cough medicine




posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 04:19 PM
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That's not beer. It's goat pee.



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 04:20 PM
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Maybe you were joking a-boot this too(k)


Originally posted by Akragon

Canadians like real beer...
Not water...

Now im not an advocate for light beer... but this guy has a point.

Though he should stick to regular Blue...


Funny thing is our light beer is stronger then american regular


Labatt Blue is 5.0%ABV. Budweiser (not Light) is 4.9%. Not too far off, eh?



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 04:32 PM
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Love the accent... not sure what your foot ware has to do with this conversation though


Actually i have no issues with Bud... its not bad...

When it comes down to it a cold beer is a cold beer...

Ironically the only beer i won't drink... IS Canadian

I'd even drink a Guiness before i touch that crap


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posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 04:34 PM
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posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 04:36 PM
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Nah... just picky about what i put in my mouth...

Its a guy thing i guess




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