Are you looking forward to drinking some green beer this St. Patrick’s Day, but not all the synthetic, artificial food coloring that goes into it?
Here’s a way to get Natural Green Beer for St. Patrick’s Day without all those nasty food dyes, and it is good for you.
What is the secret ingredient? Spirulina! Spirulina makes a great natural food coloring. Since you only need a small amount to color beer, there is no taste.
The beer pictured is Redbridge, which is a gluten free beer made from sorghum. I added about 1 teaspoon of spirulina for a 12 oz beer, but you may need less depending on the type of beer. Start with 1/4 teaspoon, and add more as needed.
Other gluten free beers:
These are from different gluten free apps that I have. Since I am not much of a beer drinker, I have not tried them.
- Bard’s – Founded by celiacs, this beer is brewed with 100% malted sorghum.
- Schnitzer Bräu – Lager
- New Planet – Pale Ale, Blonde Ale, Raspberry Ale, and Belgian Ale. The founder has celiac disease.
- Green’s – India Pale Ale, Enterprise Dry-Hopped Lager, Discovery Amber Ale, Endeavour Dubbel Ale, and Quest Tripel Ale
- Ramapo Valley – Honey Beer
- Les bières de la Nouvelle-France – Messagère Pale Ale, Messagère Red Ale, Messagère Millet, and Messagère Aux Fruits
- Hambleton Ales – Ale and Lager
- Lakefront – Pilsner Style New Grist
- Sprecher – West African Shakparo-style beer
- St. Peter’s – Ale and Pilsner Style Lager
- O’Brien – Brown Ale, Natural Light, Pale Ale, and Premium Lager
- Brunehaut – White Beer, Blond, Amber, and Triple
- Dogfish Head – Tweason’ale
Here’s to a safe, gluten free, naturally green St. Patrick’s Day!