Vegas Pub Crawler: The Origin of Green Beer

On March 17, you will find most people enjoying some green colored brews in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. One thing you will be able to count on is every pub and bar in Las Vegas offering this delicious festive drink. While this has been a staple celebratory drink for many years, the origins of the green brew have been one of speculation.

So, where exactly did the green beer come from?

An interesting fact, the term “Green Beer” originally had nothing to do with the festive drink or the holiday in any way. The term was used in reference to batches not given the proper amount of time to age and ferment. Actual green beer can find its origins to a New York social club that hosted a celebratory St. Patrick’s Day dinner back in 1914. Dr. Curtin, a coroner’s physician, added a drop of wash blue dye to an unknown quantity of beer. The lively green drink was a hit and as the saying goes, the rest is history.

Contrary to popular belief, green beer is not achieved by adding a few drops of green food coloring to pale ales. The best way to achieve the rich green tints is to add a couple of drops of blue food coloring. The blue dye mixes with the yellow beer producing a light green color that adds the right amount of festivities to the holiday.

Downtown Las Vegas will be hosting many different St. Patrick’s Day celebrations that will allow you to grab a pint of green brews. The best way to travel to each location is with Vegas Pub Crawler. Don’t worry about finding transportation or fighting your way through the packed crowds, just hop on the Vegas Pub Crawler bike and enjoy the rides.

Vegas Pub Crawler is the ultimate way to bar hop in Downtown Las Vegas. Whether it’s a birthday party, bachelor/bachelorette party, corporate event, wedding or just because it is a Tuesday night, there is nothing quite like pub crawling via a pimped-out, multi-rider cycle. Visit our website to check availability and to book your DTLV pub crawl today.