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Obama The "HomeBrewer"; White House brewing its own beer

President Obama has been called many thing in the past that have risen a few eyebrows but I would never have guessed that we would be calling him a “HomeBrewer” of beer.


Being a former homebrewer, I think it’s pretty cool to find out that President Obama likes to homebrew himself !

The video below is from this morning’s CBS Early Show

http://cnettv.cnet.com/av/video/cbsnews/atlantis2/cbsnews_player_embed.swf

(CBS News) Former Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer, who was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Thursday, had a simple but unusual request when White House staffers talked to him a few days ago, reports CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante.

Meyer said he would like to have a beer with the president.

Great idea- right? And how could the president refuse?

So it happened. Mr. Obama and the war hero hung out together on the patio outside the Oval Office.

Wondering what brand they were drinking? Are you ready?

It was — the White House’s own brew, made with equipment the Obamas bought with their own money — the first beer ever made at the White House, according to historians.

It is White House Honey Ale.

It was the first beer served at the Super Bowl party. A very small batch — 90-100 bottles — all consumed that day.

The White House chefs have been brewing since, a little at a time. There was some for St. Patrick’s Day, another batch in June, and the beer served to Sgt. Meyer.

And just for the record: Home-brewing is legal in Washington, D.C.

Plante says he’s never tasted it – but he keeps volunteering!

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Friday Morning Funnies: Rednecks are good at sensitive stuff

Three rednecks were working up on a cell phone tower: Cooter, Ronnie and Donnie.

As they start their descent, Cooter slips, falls off the tower and is killed instantly. As the ambulance takes the body away, Ronnie says, ‘Well, shucks, someone should go and tell his wife.

Donnie says, ‘OK, I’m pretty good at that sensitive stuff, I’ll do it.’ Two hours later, he comes back carrying a case of Budweiser.

Ronnie says, ‘Where did you get that beer, Donnie?’ ‘Cooter’s wife gave it to me,’ Ronnie replies.

‘That’s unbelievable, you told the lady her husband was dead and she gave you beer?’ ‘Well, not exactly’, Donnie says. ‘When she answered the door, I said to her, “you must be Cooter’s widow.”

She said, ‘You must be mistaken. I’m not a widow.’ Then I said, ‘I’ll bet you a case of Budweiser you are.’

Rednecks are good at sensitive stuff.

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Super Bowl XLIII Stats and Figures: GOODMagazine

The Super Bowl is an advertising bonanza, a snack food orgy and—oh yeah—a football game. An original GOOD Video gives us few stats and figures about the Big Game on Sunday.

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Super Bowl XLIII Stats and Figures: GOODMagazine

The Super Bowl is an advertising bonanza, a snack food orgy and—oh yeah—a football game. An original GOOD Video gives us few stats and figures about the Big Game on Sunday.

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Filed under Beer, Budwieser, Cardinals, Chips, Football, Good Magazine, NFL, Popcorn, Steelers, Super Bowl XLIII, Tampa Bay

Anheuser-Busch Agrees to Be Sold for $52 Billion

The NY Times is reporting this morning that Anheuser-Busch has agreed to sell itself to the Belgian brewer InBev for about $52 billion, the two companies confirmed Monday in a joint release, putting control of the nation’s largest beer maker and a fixture of American culture into a European rival’s hands.

To me this is sad news, as I have mentioned before I a former employee of AB and feel that it is a same that an American icon such as Budweiser will no longer be an American company. We will have to wait and see if they will even be able to keep their name or just be absorbed into the InBev brand.

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>Anheuser-Busch Agrees to Be Sold for $52 Billion

>The NY Times is reporting this morning that Anheuser-Busch has agreed to sell itself to the Belgian brewer InBev for about $52 billion, the two companies confirmed Monday in a joint release, putting control of the nation’s largest beer maker and a fixture of American culture into a European rival’s hands.

To me this is sad news, as I have mentioned before I a former employee of AB and feel that it is a same that an American icon such as Budweiser will no longer be an American company. We will have to wait and see if they will even be able to keep their name or just be absorbed into the InBev brand.

Click on the headline to read the story in the NY Times

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Survival of the Sudsiest

I don’t know how many of you read George Will’s column on a weekly basis, but I am sure that most of you know of his work.

Usually Mr. Will writes and opines  his conservative views about what is happening in and around Washington and Middle-America. Every now and again he writes about other topics that are near and dear to his heart like baseball, he is an avid Chicago Cubs fan. This week he devoted one of his columns to the subject of beer.
In light of InBev attempt to take over Anheuser-Busch, George wrote about how beer drinking has aided in human evolution and the concept of Survival of the Fittest(Sudsiest).
As usual, his writing is a little cerebral but it is humorous and worth the read.   
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