It’s a start, at least. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney this evening announced that the most transparent administration ever will bow to public pressure and release the recipe for its home-brewed Honey Ale — if enough people log on and sign a petition.

The petition is indeed real and has a goal of 25,000 signatures. It’s hosted on the White House’s “We the People” site, which promises to give “all Americans a way to engage their government on the issues that matter to them.”

Flip-flop alert! Just hours before, Carney had said he wasn’t aware of any plans to release the recipe.

Who knew it was so easy to tap into White House secrets with just a petition?

If you can’t wait for the petition to reach the threshold, others are offering alternative recipes.

For now, at least, it seems you have to drink it to find out what’s in it. But what should we call it? Let’s consult Twitter for some #ObamaBeerNames.