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Old 08-15-2012, 02:16 AM   #1
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I live in a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa called Urbandale. A few years ago I moved here from my tiny home town called Knoxville, Iowa (about 8,000 people.) Today I was talking to one of my friends who still lives in the area who works at a tiny coffee shop located on the towns square. About 10am this morning they received a phone call that his boss answered about a man who would like to meet him and talk about his little coffee shop that he owned.

What he didn't know, was that this man that was wanting to meet with him, ended up being the President of the United States of America, Barrak Obama. (I know, love or hate him, let's keep this non-political.)

They ended up focusing most of the discussion on what he and his administration could do to help him and other small business owners to stay in business. But what surprised me the most, was towards the end of the conversation, Obama himself steered the talk to beer.

They both discussed some of the beers they enjoyed the most (I didn't get any names of the beers Obama enjoyed.) But something I didn't know until now is that the White House, since 1999 has been brewing beer for the Presidents and their administration. He said they make 2 kinds of beer, a light and a dark. Right before The President left, he asked my friends boss if he would like to try one. Of course he said yes and he had the Secret Service bring one in from the motorcade and this is what he received....



I was in complete shock when I heard about they've been making their own beer there. As far as I know, he still hasn't decided on whether he will drink the beer or try to sell it on EBay. Once again let's keep this non-political.

 
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:25 AM   #2
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That picture comes off the internet, not in Urbandale. I.e., here's a page from Vietnam with the same pic. http://laodong.com.vn/Quoc-te/Tong-t...-che/52296.bld

I'm not saying the story is bunk, but it would be more interesting with an authentic picture.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:26 AM   #3
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I'd have friends over and we'd drink it. Save the bottle.

And it is cool that they brew at the White House.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:29 AM   #4
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That picture comes off the internet, not in Urbandale. I.e., here's a page from Vietnam with the same pic. http://laodong.com.vn/Quoc-te/Tong-t...-che/52296.bld

I'm not saying the story is bunk, but it would be more interesting with an authentic picture.
Yes, I took the picture off a story printed today. My friend didn't get a picture of the beer so he sent me to this site, which has a picture of the same beer his boss received.
http://chicagoist.com/2012/08/14/whi...46965925417366

Also, he's a link to a local radio station that covered it.

http://www.kniakrls.com/2012/08/pres...own-knoxville/
I do have pictures of the meeting if you would like to see those?

 
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:32 AM   #5
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Not to be negative, but how many threads are going to be started about brewing at the white house. This is the third I've seen tonight.

 
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:33 AM   #6
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Not to be negative, but how many threads are going to be started about brewing at the white house. This is the third I've seen tonight.
This one is about someone in urbandale being given a beer. Maybe you didn't read the original post?
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:37 AM   #7
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Not to be negative, but how many threads are going to be started about brewing at the white house. This is the third I've seen tonight.
I didn't see any. Sorry if this has been discussed before. It was news to me and I thought I would share.

 
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:38 AM   #8
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This one is about someone in urbandale being given a beer. Maybe you didn't read the original post?
Sorry, I did read the original post. I didn't mean to sound rude or anything but it's crazy there's been so many in such a little time about pretty much the same thing. Sorry just an observation that might not have been worded right.

 
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:38 AM   #9
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This one is about someone in urbandale being given a beer. Maybe you didn't read the original post?
My friends boss, who is a Knoxville resident received a beer. Not me

 
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:27 AM   #10
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They have beer in the motorcade?

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