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Obama's very own White House Honey Ale!

US president Barak Obama, who is known for his love of beer, has become the first US President ever to produce his own beer, which he calls White House Honey Ale, made using honey from the White House hives.

world Updated: Mar 07, 2011 21:57 IST

US president Barak Obama has become the first US President ever to produce his own beer, which he calls White House Honey Ale.

More than 100 bottles of the home brew were served at his recent Super Bowl party, and he is planning to bring out more at a St Patrick’s Day party he is holding later this month.

The President paid for the home beer making kit and asked his culinary team to use honey from the White House hives for the beer.

He is known for his love of beer and has used social drinking to help break the ice during diplomatic meetings.

“It is very safe to assume that there will be more White House beer in the future,” White House spokesman Semonti Stephens added.

Meanwhile, Obama has been revealed to have racked up 60 games of golf since becoming President of America, Obama, 49, who admits to more than a passing fondness for the game, was spotted back on the course this weekend.

According to statistics compiled by CBS News, White House correspondent Mark Knoller, who keeps close tabs on the president’s activities, Obama played 28 rounds in 2009, 30 rounds in 2010, and two this year.

The President’s love of the game has been supported by White House staff who say he needs “downtime” to deal with the stresses of ruling the US.

White House spokesman Bill Burton said the President had the right to decompress a bit after a hard week.

“I don’t think that there’s a person in this country that doesn’t think that their President ought to have a little time to clear his mind,” the Daily Mail quoted Burton as saying.

“I think that a little time to himself on Father’s Day weekend probably does us all good as American citizens,” he stated.