Ever wonder why beer is dyed green on St. Patrick’s Day? The tradition began in the early 1900s when people got sick to their stomachs from beer that wasn’t properly fermented. They called it “green beer.”
A social club in New York started serving dyed green beer at a St. Patrick’s Day-themed dinner. Now, you can’t Google “St. Paddy’s Day” without hundreds of green beer recipes flooding your page.
You can drink all the green beer you want this year, because the holiday falls on a Saturday! Want more green beer history? Read this article from The Daily Meal.