Frivolous Friday Fun – Using the Freedom of Information Act to get a Beer Recipe

Here’s an interesting way to get a beer recipe: file a request with the US Federal Government via the Freedom of Information Act! It may seem strange, but that’s exactly what someone did to get the recipe for President Obama’s beer. Apparently the President enjoys a variety of beers made with honey from the White House beehives. The request worked, and the President has agreed to make the recipes available soon.   A link to the story can be found here.

I also want to apologize to at least one of my friends for my post on August 17th. I provided a link to a list of beer “trivia,” most of which was completely false – hence my idea that it was weird enough for a “Frivolous Friday” post. However, the whole point of this blog is to provide accurate, helpful information to brewers everywhere. There’s enough downright wrong information floating around out there, and I don’t want to do anything that might be seen as encouragement of inaccurate or negative commentary on any beer or brewery, even in the context of humor. For those who have to do battle for the truth, I recognize that it’s not funny at all, and I am sincerely sorry.




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