Obama gives lawmakers a six-pack

Congressional leaders leaving Friday's post-election pow-wow with President Obama were given a parting gift: a six-pack of White House beer.

Members of Congress filing out of the West Wing were seen carrying large brown bags that, according to a source, carried the president's home-bottled brew.

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The White House kitchen began bottling beer in 2012, and produces at least three varieties — Honey Brown Ale, Honey Porter and Honey Blonde. Each is flavored with honey from the beehive on the South Lawn that sits across from the first lady's vegetable garden.

During a press conference on Wednesday, Obama said he hoped sharing a glass of Kentucky bourbon with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellDems gain upper hand on budget Overnight Finance: Senate rejects funding bill as shutdown looms | Labor Dept. to probe Wells Fargo | Fed to ease stress test rules for small banks Overnight Energy: Judges scrutinize Obama climate rule MORE (R-Ky.) would help mend fences between the two political opponents after Democrats' tough losses in the midterm elections.

"If the ways that we’re approaching the Republicans in Congress isn’t working, I’m going to try different things — whether it’s having a drink with Mitch McConnell or letting John BoehnerJohn BoehnerRepublican Study Committee elders back Harris for chairman Dems to GOP: Help us fix ObamaCare The disorderly order of presidential succession MORE beat me again at golf. ...  Whatever I think might make a difference in this, I’m going to be trying out up until my last day in office," Obama said.