Archive for the ‘General’ Category
Total number of days crawled: 3
Total number of miles walked: 7
Total number of hours crawling: 13
Total number of bars visited: 16
Check back over the next several days for some brief reviews of spots visited.
Yes, according to CBS news! The following story can be found here:
Former Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer, who was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Thursday, had a simple but unusual request when White House staffers talked to him a few days ago, reports CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante.
Meyer said he would like to have a beer with the president.
Great idea- right? And how could the president refuse?
So it happened. Mr. Obama and the war hero hung out together on the patio outside the Oval Office.
Wondering what brand they were drinking? Are you ready?
It was — the White House’s own brew, made with equipment the Obamas bought with their own money — the first beer ever made at the White House, according to historians.
It is White House Honey Ale.
It was the first beer served at the Super Bowl party. A very small batch — 90-100 bottles — all consumed that day.
The White House chefs have been brewing since, a little at a time. There was some for St. Patrick’s Day, another batch in June, and the beer served to Sgt. Meyer.
And just for the record: Home-brewing is legal in Washington, D.C.
Plante says he’s never tasted it – but he keeps volunteering!
This is great news. As someone who has recently started homebrewing, I am gratified to read this story. Maybe one day, the recipe will be more widely distributed and we can all try this brew during a craft beer-focused NYC bar crawl. I’m a bit surprised, though, that it’s the first beer ever brewed in the White House. George Washington was a brewer, but since the White House was not completed until 1800, the first President of the United States did not live it in. Thomas Jefferson, also a brewer, spent his two terms in the White House, but, apparently, did not make beer there.
I found this clip on youtube recently:
I went to Key West years ago and visited some of the establishments mentioned in the video clip. A lot of good spots to check out. I look forward to my next Key West visit. In the meantime, I’ll attempt to come up with a Key West-themed NYC bar crawl.
Local 61 (located at 61 Bergen Street, just east of Smith Street) is a solid beer bar in the heart of Cobble Hill. As its name suggests, the place focuses on local offerings. Much of the beer menu features a selection from Brooklyn and nearby NY State, with a few from Eastern PA. There are also some Long Island wines available. The chalkboard menu is unique. Shaped like a geographical cut-out of Brooklyn, it lists all of the drink offerings. The food menu focuses on small plates. The beer offerings rotate frequently and this spot is one of the few places I know of that serves beer from Barrier Brewing Co., a small brewery on Long Island. Local 61 is spacious with communal and high-top tables to accommodate medium-sized groups. Definitely worth a visit, Local 61 needs to be part of any beer-focused Cobble Hill NYC bar crawl.