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3rd September 2012

President Barack Obama’s home-brewed honey ale recipe has been released.

Comment from Phil Halls, Joint-Founder of Grain Brewery, Norfolk,(  to the news that President Barack Obama’s home-brewed honey ale recipe has been released.

 “Here at Grain, we are delighted to hear that President Barack Obama is a keen home brewer, and enjoys traditionally crafted beer. From his recipe, we can tell that President Obama likely has a very sweet tooth – as using honey in beer will produce a lot of un-fermentable sugar, that leaves the beer thick and sweet. The recipe online tells us that the beer is very low in bitterness, with very few hops used, so he’s gone for a softer, sweeter ale. We think it would be interesting to try the brew again, but with a good dose of citrus aroma hops at the end, to give it a real kick”, says Halls.




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About Grain Brewery

Situated in the Waveney Valley area of Norfolk, Grain’s backdrop includes a tranquil river and miles of stunning views across the richest farmland in England. The brewery is located on South Farm using a converted dairy as its brewhouse and cellars. Grain sells cask beer to local pubs, and bottles to farm shops, delis, hotels and restaurants, as well as further afield into the neighbouring counties and London. Grain has left behind the usual baggage associated with real ale, and its beers are enjoyed by a younger market of both sexes, as well as appealing to all who love great beer. Grain is not afraid to push the boundaries and break tradition by experimenting with new flavours and foreign beers styles, such as its cloudy Belgian style witbier Blonde Ash, and the gloriously grapefruity ruby red beer Redwood. Grain has won numerous awards, such as the coveted Champion Beer of Norfolk in 2011 from CAMRA, bronze in the strong bitter category for Champion Beer of Britain and overall champion winner at SIBA’s 2011 East beer competition. Grain is actively involved in Norwich’s City of Ale festival as well as holding its own annual Summer Festival at the brewery with a great range of beers and dancing until dusk. Group tours are also available at the brewery which includes learning about brewing, experiencing the malt and hops whilst tasting a range of beer styles.