After refusing to release its offi­cial home-​​brewed beer recipe for weeks, the Obama admin­is­tra­tion finally gave in to beer enthu­si­asts Saturday.

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity polit­ical sci­ence pro­fessor Bill Crotty, author of a book on the Obama admin­is­tra­tion, agreed. He said Obama is tar­geting the most extreme beer fans with the home­brew as a prop. Wieringa, the Reddit peti­tioner and home­brewer, said in an e-​​mail that it was “amazing” Carney even took the time to respond to a request for the recipe.

They are using the beer bit as a cam­paign tool, to get afi­cionados and the curious to ‘Vote for the Beer Can­di­date,’ ” said Crotty. “I see it as com­pletely within the con­text of micro-​​targeting in the pres­i­den­tial race by the Obama elec­tion team.”

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