Video:How to Make a Green Beerwith Jonathon E. Stewart
Who says it's childish to sport a green beer? Despite any trends in the fashion world, green always reigns on St. Patrick's Day See how to celebrate one of the world's greatest colors right in your beer.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make a Green BeerHey guys - Jonathon Stewart here for About.com with today's 90 second quick tip. Some people I know like the color pink, or even blue or purple or turquoise, but I'm here to tell you, they all pale in comparison to the best color there is: green. It's the color of spring, those little alligators on Izod shirts, and if you're feeling a little frisky, it might even be the color of your beer, too. Check it out.
Green and St. Patrick's DayEspecially on St. Patrick's Day in the United States, everything seems to be green - from the Chicago River to the decorations in your local watering hole. According to the old saying, it's the one day of the year everyone wants to be Irish.
Funny thing is, many Irish people think Americans are crazy for their infatuation with this beautiful color on St. Patty's Day, especially the part about the green beer. But yeah, sure, if I had a big factory in my country that spews that dark brown nectar of a delicious beer chocked with vitamin G, I might steer clear of the green beer, too.
Mixing Green BeerMaking your own green beer can be a lot of fun, and it's about as easy as it gets. Start with an Irish lager or other light colored brew, and add about three to six drops of green food coloring per 12 to 16 ounces of beer. Stir lightly, and there you have it, one scrumptious and festive green beer.
Breweries and Green BeerNow, putting my love of the Irish and the color green aside, you should know you can enjoy a different type of green beer, all year round. Breweries like the Brooklyn Brewery in New York and New Belgium in Colorado are leading the way in creating beer that's as green as it gets by utilizing wind power and other alternative energy sources.
And if you are out on St. Patrick's Day, remember that it is both a religious holiday, and a celebration of Ireland and its beautiful culture - so savor those green beers, don't inhale them. Slainte!
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