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Green vs. blue: which color makes a better St. Patrick’s Day beer?

Paint the town green for St. Patrick's Day

What would St. Patrick’s Day be without green beer?

More appealing is my guess.  But if you plan on having a green Bard’s today, there are a couple of different ways to do it.

Adding green food coloring to your beer is one way.  Since beer is basically light yellow and since blue + yellow = green, I decided to try a little experiment.

A few drops of green food coloring added to the cup on the left makes a beautiful emerald green while blue food coloring added to the cup on the right is a truer green.  After taking this photo, I added a few more unnecessary drops to each cup.  The green food colored beer stayed green (just more intense), while the blue food colored beer turned olive green.

When you’re drinking beer, it’s good to have a snack nearby like chex mix.  If baking with beer is more your thing, check out this gluten free beer bread recipe.  No time for baking?  Stop by Free Range Cookies in Ferguson on Saturday from noon until 3pm to purchase a variety of baked goods for any celebration.  Focaccia bread (best bread for sandwiches), pita bread, brownies, cookies,  pumpkin scones, carrot cake scones and many more delights are ready for purchase.  Enjoy your breads and sweets any time by storing frozen and defrosting in the microwave.

Find Free Range Cookies at 425 S. Florissant Road in Ferguson, a northern suburb of St. Louis, MO that’s near the airport.  If you need directions, you’re in luck.  This map on Google works like a charm.

-Linda  Bookmark and Share

About Free Range Cookies

Hi, I'm Linda. Welcome to Free Range Cookies, a St. Louis food blog with focus on gluten free baking and recipe development. Have a question or comment? Contact me at freerangecookies (at) gmail (dot) com.

2 responses »

  1. So funny that you posted Gluten Free Chex mix! I just came up with some lower fat varies in the kitchen myself! They came out pretty good (at least I think) It is way more boring than yours and I was actually toying with popping walnuts in it, but wanted to try it first without. Your recipe looks great, by that way! 🙂

  2. What happens to your mouth? Green tongue = true St Pat’s spirit. 🙂


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