I’ll Take My Green Elsewhere Today

Perhaps I shouldn’t mind all the green food coloring that is making its way into beer today.  After all, I imagine (and hope) that most of the coloring that’s being squeezed into glasses and mugs is going into your typical megabrewery, run of the mill light beers that are found on tap everywhere, and maybe anything will help those beers, including a different coloring.  Nonetheless, I’m pretty sure that I’ve only had “green beer” maybe once in my life, and I’m happy with that.  I never really wanted the stuff anyway, and perhaps that should’ve been a sign of good things to come.  A couple times I headed out with friends late only to find that restaurants had run out of the coloring – yeah, gosh darn it.

Other beer drinkers who do happen to aim a little higher than emerald tinted light beer today will head out for a Guinness.  Admirable, definitely – yet to me, a bit odd all the same.  After all, it’s a far cry from Bud Light to Guinness, and for many, a stout like Guinness is a bit of an acquired taste.  But I often think that if these people can enjoy this once a year, or occasionally, then there might be plenty of beers out there they might enjoy, but never try.

So, for that reason, and definitely because you’re not getting me anywhere close to your little squeeze bottle of green coloring, I propose taking today to try something different altogether – there are lots of Irish style Red Ales that are out there ready to try, and many that I haven’t tried myself.  I’ve looked up a couple online, and I’m not sure what I’ll be able to find, but two things are for sure – today, I’ll celebrate by trying something new, since that seems just as appropriate for a celebration as anything, and two, threat of being pinched aside, it won’t be colored green.

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~ by thebeerroad on March 17, 2010.

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