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.