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.