Don’t tell anyone at the office: They haven’t noticed yet, but I’m not wearing any green today.
But, I’m going to make up for it tonight! I promise.
The guys at Two Fools will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in high style tonight with a Irish Lamb Stew, Bacon and Cabbage, and colcannon soup, which are all traditional Irish favorites.
But, I might also have to hit some other bars and pubs in town to find some green beer. Check out these pubs for some green brew that can make you feel the Spirit of St. Patrick even if you’re not Irish:
The Barley Room
5200 Eubank Blvd NE, 332-0800
Fox and Hound Pub and Grill
4301 The Lane at 25 NE, 344-9430
3101 Central Ave SE, 255-4200
Kelly’s Brew Pub
3222 Central Ave SE, 262-2739
Knuckleheads Bar and Grill
3230 Coors Blvd NW, 839-8660
The Library Bar and Grill
312 Central Ave SE, 242-2992
211 Gold Ave SW, 243-0955
325 Central Ave NW, 242-7422
Monte Vista Fire Station
3201 Central Ave NE, 255-2424
O’Niells Irish Pub
4310 Central SE, 255-6782
O’Niells Irish Pub
3301 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, 293-1122
Sidelines Sports Grill and Bar
9211 Coors Blvd NW, 897-4633
4100 San Mateo Blvd NE, 837-1708
Uptown Sports Bar and Grill
6601 Uptown Blvd. NE, 884-4714
Or, here’s a quick primer on how to make your own green beer:
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Green beer might not be a typical tradition in Ireland, not even on March 17, but here in the states it is. So here’s some simple tips to take your beer to a much more festive level:
1. Stick to a lighter-colored beer. The paler the ale, the less food coloring needed. Approximately 5 or 6 drops should do the trick.
2. Choose either green or blue food dye. If you’re drinking a lighter beer, blue dye will create the richest blue. For a darker ale, green will produce the best color.
3. Mix and continue adding color as needed.
4. Don’t fret, the color doesn’t change the taste.
Once you’ve made your drinks, feel free to dress up like a leprechaun, do a jig, or celebrate being Irish in any way you’d like – we won’t judge.