Homebrewers have a special task around St. Patrick’s Day

mug of green beer

Imagine the look of surprise on your friends and family when they pour a glass of your homebrew only to find that you have mastered the art of brewing leprechaun pale ale. It’s easy and no one needs to know your secret.

For a five gallon batch all you need is a tablespoon of green food coloring added to the priming sugar at boiling time. If you keg your beer, add the food coloring to one cup of plain water and bring it to a boil in the microwave, let it cool then add it directly to the keg.

You can make a St. Pat’s party game out of green beer and raise a pot of gold for your favorite charity. Mix the color and water solution and add a half teaspoon to just one or two of your bottles at bottling time. Hold a 50-50 raffle and award half to the charity and half to the person who gets the green beer.

homebrewed beer with malted grains and hop flowers

Home Beer Brewing

Brewing beer is an American Tradition.