We Tried 5 Different Ways to Make Green Beer: Here's What We Liked Best
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day means two things: Wearing green so you don't get pinched, and sipping on a festive green drink. And since we'll be celebrating the holiday at home this year, we’re on a mission to find the best at-home green beer recipe.
There are several green beer variations out there—of course, the easiest method is just to add a few drops of green food coloring to your drink, but we wanted to know if there was a better (and tastier) option. So we tried five methods by adding different forms of green coloring to five pints of cold beer. Some were excellent, a few were only OK, and one we’ll never make again.
Learn the best way to make green beer at home—it's easier than you think!
How to Make Green Beer
The first thing we found is that it’s easiest to start with a light beer. Although it’s certainly possible to make green Guinness, you’ll need a lot less dye if you use a lighter beer. We used a light beer for each of our test beers, so we recommend using the same if you're after similar results. See what we added to each beer and start making your at-home St. Patty’s Day plans now!