How To Make Green Beer

Happy St. Patty’s Day! I love this holiday because it’s one of the few days it’s okay to be a raging alcoholic or to pretend to be Irish which are basically the same thing. Another St. Pattys day tradition is drinking green beer. Unfortunately you can’t buy green beer at the local Quickee Mart. In light of this fact I pulled out my McGuyver manual and found out how to make my own green beer.

It’s actually pretty easy. First you have to buy some beer. I recommend a lighter beer since green Guinness just looks gross. Pour the beer into a glass and add a few drops of green food coloring to make it as dark or light as you want. Stir, drink and enjoy having a green tongue for the rest of the day. Yep. That’s it. If you cant pull this maneuver off then your either Irish or too drunk.


  1. Jimbo says

    For the record…blue food colouring works too!!

    I have no green food colouring and was just about to get out and buy some (thus delaying my drinking) but those Grade 2 primary colours came through!

    Only put in a drop or two and as long as your beer is light enough (read yellow enough) then it makes green most excellently!

  2. Kaaswagen says

    It seems rather weird to do to me, but I guess it could work. How did this become a tradition over there anyway? I don’t think they do it in Ireland.. (Not sure though)

    Saint Patrick’s was awesome as always btw, the one time a year I go nuts with Guinness :D

  3. says

    I used to get green beer by combining beer with mint liquor. Yes, it kinda stops being just beer… but it tasted pretty good :)

    And it increases the alcoholic degree, way to go!

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