May 24, 2011 at 10:33 AM ET
After sipping on some perfectly poured Guinness (a.k.a. “Irish Mother’s Milk”) yesterday, the first lady got behind the bar for a lesson in the delicate art of pulling a pint.
Earlier, during the pub meet n' greet with newly met relatives and village notables, the President and Mrs. Obama had quizzed Hayes about stout protocol, so it makes sense that the First Lady would want to learn how to do a proper pull. Plus there's big Obama interest in beer: Their White House chefs are the first in more than 200 years of history to be homebrewers.
"I hear there's an art to it," President Obama said to his drinking companions about pulling a Guinness. They readily agreed, and told the President that Hayes is an expert.
"You tell me when it's properly settled, I don't want to mess this up," President Obama said, after Hayes presented him with a pint topped with an excellent head. "I want to get it perfect."
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