As you may have gathered, I like beer. I enjoy having a beer with dinner after a long day, or meeting up with friends at the bar for a drink and a Flyers game. While I am by no means a beer connoisseur, I do enjoy sampling new beers and finding new favorites. I'm not the kind of girl who will drink anything with "light" on the label rather preferring to have a pint or two of something special over imbibing half of a case of Coors Light.
I have to say that I especially enjoy homebrews made by family and friends that I have had the pleasure of sampling, as well as micro brews that can be found at places like the Iron Hill Brewery in the Philadelphia area. On a side note, I recently had a whiskey barrel brewed stout at Iron Hill that tasted just like an Irish Car Bomb without the chugging. It was a little bit of heaven in a frosty pint glass. Yum!
My Uncle Steve has been brewing since before I was legal, and I have a vivid memory of my Grandma yanking a very small glass of home brew from my hands before I had the pleasure of a sip when I was about 19. I must say, it was worth the wait, and continues to get better.
Therefore, I was very pleased to hear this morning that President Obama has brought the art of homebrew to the White House.
You can read more on Obama Foodorama's blog. But what I really want to know is, would the President like some hand knitted beer koozies in exchange for some White House homebrew? I can make them in red white and blue!