How to Make Green Beer for St. Patrick’s Day
Whether you’re hosting a St. Paddy’s Day party or simply treating yourself to a pint, these are the tips and tricks you need to know to DIY a perfect green beer.
By Justin Beerber on Mar. 10, 2019
DIY Green Beer for St. Patrick’s Day
What You’ll Need for the Perfect Pint of Green Beer:
- light beer
- pint glass
- green food colouring
Can you put green food coloring in beer?
Instructions to make your St. Patty’s Day beer:
Step 1: Add Green Food Colouring to a Beer Glass
Grab a pint glass and add 3-5 drops of green food colouring. Make sure to add the coloring first and the beer after! Stick with classic liquid green food coloring that comes in the little squeeze bottles. (Adding blue to yellow-hued beer seems like a clever alternative, but you’ll end up with turquoise beer.)
Is green dye bad for you?
Most green beer is dyed with food colouring, which you can pick up at the grocery store. Food colouring is used in many baked goods and other foods and is certified safe for consumption, so you don’t need to worry about much more than a green tongue when drinking green beer on St. Paddy’s Day.
Step 2: Pour your beer
Use a light-coloured beer such as a pilsner, a pale ale, or a light lager. The lighter the beer, the brighter the colour. Slowly pour beer into the pint glass and watch the colour mix as the beer goes in. If you want the colouring more vibrant to add a drop or two more of food colouring.
Voila! You can now teach your friends how to make their own green beer!
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