时间：2012-09-10 10:00:45 来源：网络孔子学院 编辑：李少蕊
这个酿酒配方此前一直秘而不宣（keep under wraps），后来1万3000人联名签署了一份网络请愿书（petition）要求白宫公布配方，甚至还有人根据《信息自由法》提出了申请。
负责酿造啤酒的白宫厨师（chef）山姆•卡斯说，因为公众对白宫啤酒的热情引发了不小的骚动，所以他们决定最好还是赶紧把秘方告诉大家。这份让众人期待的神秘配方包括：淡麦芽提取物（light malt extract）、琥珀水晶麦芽（amber crystal malt）、蜂蜜（honey）、酵母（yeast）、玉米糖浆（sugar）等。
The White House' Honey Ale
The White House has released details of the recipe for President Barack Obama's home-brewed honey ale. Mr. Obama has been taking the beer with him on the campaign trail, and is said to be known to offer it to voters.
The recipe was kept under wraps until 13,000 people signed an online petition demanding to know it, and someone even filed a freedom of information request.
"With public excitement about White House beer fermenting such a buzz, we decided we better hop right to it," says the White House's assistant chef Sam Kass, who brews the ale.
The long-awaited special ingredients include: light malt extract, amber crystal malt, honey, yeast and corn sugar.
Although Mr Kass is the brewer, the White House stressed that it was Mr Obama who bought the equipment and pays for the ingredients out of his own pocket.
There is also a video on how the beer is brewed on the White House website. "God, that is one incredible beer. America I wish everyone could taste this," Sam Kass comments at one point.