After a considerable amount of sudden publicity rehashing the somewhat old news that the White House now has a "brewery" and a homebrew recipe using honey from a beehive kept on the grounds (and you can't convince us it wasn't an attempt at distracting the media from real campaign issues), now comes the news that someone filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the homebrew recipe. It, like virtually all such requests concerning the White House, was routinely rejected.
So now they're trying a petition.
Our personal guess: If you thought "North American Industrial Lager" like BudMillerCoors was formulated for maximum mass appeal and least offensiveness in flavor and character, imagine a beer recipe formulated by a political campaign committee.
UPDATE: The White House follows through. With something that looks suspiciously like the directions off the side of a brew-your-own kit, extract and all. Spot the typos.
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