President Obama vowed to run the most transparent administration in history. While we won't comment on his overall success, he's at least said he'll come through on delivering the White House Honey Ale recipe.
On Wednesday, Obama dropped by the popular AMA (Ask Me Anything) forum on the social news site Reddit. He only fielded a handful of questions from the Reddit community but in response to a question about the White House beer recipe he had this to say, "It will be out soon! I can tell from first hand experience, it is tasty."
Obama's internet interview was short but it generated more than enough traffic to make Reddit virtually inaccessible for several hours. After answering his final question, Obama signed off by describing his experience with a popular meme featuring his likeness.
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We reported on the FOIA request that was submitted earlier this month but since then there's been a fair amount of drama concerning whether or not the POTUS would deliver the goods to the American people. At first it was reported that press secretary Jay Carney had no plans to release the recipe but that initial report was contradicted later the same day by Carney himself. However, in that tweet, Carney claimed that the release of the recipe was conditional upon a petition on the government's We The People webpage. That petition currently stands at around 10,000 of the required 25,000 needed to elicit an official response. However, Carney's announcement was made a week ago and it seems likely that the White House might do homebrewers everywhere a solid and release the recipe at some point.
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