A bottle of White House homebrewed beer has been sold at auction for a staggering $1,200 (€918). This is not just an ordinary bottle – there is a story behind it.
The White House Honey Ale was given to Brad Magerkurth, a resident of Minnesota, by president Obama during the 2012 campaign.
The reelected president made a stop in Knoxville, at a Coffee Connection, where he met the traveling salesman. As Magerkurth represents Artisan Beer Company, the two entered a debate on the popular beverage.
According to Obama Foodorama
, Magerkurth decided to auction it off during the Taste! Festival that took place in Minneapolis in September.
He will not be keeping the proceeds from the auction – the sum will be donated to the University of Minessota's Amplatz Children's Hospital.