Green Beer

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Introduction: Green Beer

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Green beer is popular during St. Patrick's Day when people like everything and anything green, but it's also a fun thing to do on any day when you want feel envious or get intoxicated on the environmental movement. Here it is, how to make green beer!

Step 1: Gather Materials


To make green beer you need just three things:

  • beer
  • a glass
  • green food coloring

On St. Patrick's Day people might want to support the Irish and drink beer from the motherland, but, on any other day, it's important to note that the beer doesn't have to come from Ireland in order to make it green. It works with America's own pride and joy Budweiser just as well, and any other brand of beer for that matter.

Step 2: Pour Half the Beer Into a Glass

Pour half the beer into the glass.

Step 3: Add 3 Drops of Green Food Coloring

Squeeze 3 drops of green food coloring into the glass.

Step 4: Pour in Rest of Beer

Pour the rest of the beer into the glass. The two phase pour ensures even mixing.

Step 5: Cosume Responsibly and Enjoy

Drink up and celebrate your special green occasion!

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    Isn't it bad for you

    its good beer man. and a lot better green.\

    I found a couple drops of blue per pitcher works for a light green, and then it doesn't turn everything the beer touches color like using this much green food coloring will.

    I want to know how to make dark beers green. My rule of thumb for beers I like are if you hold it up to a light and can see through it, it isn't dark enough. :-)

    Then would you please stand up?

    No sir, I wil do no such thing. However, I will gladly continue to sit and enjoy my beer

    Might I say.... profound?

    Why yes, you may indeed.

    Quite.. *puffs pipe*

    I must say, I am quite pleased with this endeavor.

    i think he has been sniffing to much yoghurt...

    I wouldn't advice putting food coloring in good beer but good god man get yourself some quality beer.

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    Any Americans here actually know why we celebrate St. Pattty's day?

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    That's the day Saint Patrick drove the serpents out of Ireland, except there were never snakes in Ireland so that welsh man got credit for nothing!