I popped into a pub for a pint of Guinness.
There was none to be had and that’s not bad
cause I tried something else that opened my mind
to a bright, green, hoppy St. Patrick’s Day find!
Don’t get me wrong, Guinness is about as close to perfection in a glass as you can get (especially if it’s a certified pull). Our neighborhood jaunt happens to not have the old stout on draft so I tried something similar and then, being the adventurous imbiber that I am, broke off the dark and cloudy path and opted for something a little more green. That’s where the Victory Prima Pils came in.
If you want to keep it green on St. Patty’s Day and want to break from the pack, drink in a little symbolism. Order yourself a skunky brew and think about the green beauteous humulus lupulus flower of the hop vine. Its dry, bitter qualities will make your mouth feel a little dry just in time for the next pint to wash over it, making it feel fresh and hydrated once again. You’ll think of green hay pastures and shamrocks.
It turns out that hops are also related to the green buds of the infamously green cannabacea family. If you drink enough, you may just see a leprechaun!