Obama's secret beer recipes finally revealed

Melbourne, September 2 (ANI): The recipe for two White House home-made beers, that have become an object of fascination for beer drinkers everywhere, was made public on Saturday.

White House Honey Brown Ale, believed to be the first beer brewed on the White House grounds, has light malt extract, amber crystal malt, honey, gypsum, yeast and corn sugar, as its contents, News.com.au reported.

The recipe was released when President Obama was campaigning in Iowa.

The 51-year-old politician had been talking about the White House brew for weeks, but he and other officials had refused to disclose details of how it was made, despite an online petition and repeated questions from reporters.

Obama had even taken a question on the beer recipe during a chat with the website Reddit.

Obama and his team frequently talk about the his fondness for beer, and he has been photographed many times downing a beer, including an appearance at the Iowa State Fair last month.

Being identified as a beer drinker is an easy way for Obama to connect with voters and serves as a not-so-subtle reminder that his Republican rival Mitt Romney, a Mormon, does not drink.

Obama even held a "beer summit," after a white police sergeant had arrested black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, as he had tried to get into his own home.

White House press secretary Jay Carney announced the beer recipe on Twitter, linking to a blog post entitled "Ale to the Chief" that included a video on the brewing process of the beer.

The White House was careful to say that the president had paid for the materials used in the beer-making himself.

"With public excitement about White House beer fermenting such a buzz, we decided we better hop right to it and release the recipe," White House assistant chef Sam Kass, who brews the beer in the White House kitchen, wrote.

The White House included recipes for both the honey ale and a honey porter, both of which are brewed at President's residence. (ANI)