Just heard this on CBS: Barack Obama recently met with a member of our military at the White House, and served a very special, hard-to-find brew. Which is strange, since it's made in DC. Why is it so difficult to find? It's the White House's own brew. As NPR reported a few months ago, Obama decided to do this for St. Patrick's Day (to honor his partial Irish heritage). Historians say this is the first time beer has ever been brewed in the White House. Yep, I would've guessed 1807 or some time around then.