Green Beer? Not Here!

Exposing the myth of green beer.
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Green beer? Sounds

George31's picture

Green beer? Sounds interesting, I would love to try that and I wonder if the color will have any kind of relevance for the enjoyment level of the beer. Are there any beer clubs in Europe to serve this thing?

Re: Green Beer? Not Here!

Anonymous's picture

if it wasn't for Arthur Guinness, we'd all be drinking one of those trendy European beers or (heavens forbid) that which passes for beer in North America!

Hey! Canadian beer is NOT American beer! Remember, the most important part about being Canadian is that you get to point out you're not American!

Re: Green Beer? Not Here!

Anonymous's picture

Ever try O'Hara's Stout, by Carlow Brewing Company, you can get it in most off-licences in Dublin and its a damn site nicer than Guinness. And unlike Guinness O'Hara's is 100% Irish owned. It also won a Gold Medal in the Millenium International Brewing Awards.

Re: Green Beer? Not Here!

barryp's picture

Let me let you into a little secret. As well as being Irish (by birth), I'm also Canadian (by choice). My wife and I took out citizenship while working/living there. And I did say 'North America'. Last time I looked, Canada was still very much in North America. And, I know all about the difference in the quality of the beer above and below the border!! But, no matter, it's still not "the black stuff". ;-) Cheers! Paul

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Anonymous's picture

Saint Patrick banished all snakes from Ireland--we have none. This helps explain my cultural preference for Perl over Python.

Because of the overwhelming camel population in Ireland?

Re: Green Beer? Not Here!

barryp's picture

Well, you know what they say about Camels, don't you? If you have to deal with a big, smelly Camel, better it's inside your tent pi**ing out, than outside your tent pi**ing in!! Actually, we have a few camels, in the zoo. But we have no snakes, so, I'm sorry, no python! :-) Yours in Perl, Paul.

Let us not forget green grits

Anonymous's picture

Here in the southern US, where many Irish people settled, we enjoy green grits for St. Patrick's day breakfast. They're remarkable.

For the grits-deprived, you can find a working definition here.

I offer this alternative script for those who know they'll consume something green and would like a choice of comestables:

#! /usr/bin/perl -w

my $comestable;

while ( )

{

if ( /grits/i )

{

$comestable = 'grits';

}

else

{

$comestable = 'beer';

}

print "You're gonna have: $comestable
";

}

Re: Fix to code in

barryp's picture

Whoops! The formatting of the code got a bit screwy on it's trip to the LJ website. That line near the bottom should read:print "You're gonna pee: $p
";Paul.

Re: Fix to code in

barryp's picture

Actually, the good folk at LJ have fixed the formatting error. So, disregard my earlier comment.

Great thoughts. I love

Red's picture

Great thoughts. I love history like this and I teach on all Martin Luther drug rehab centers. Don't know if I'll tell my patients graders that Martin Luther wants them to have beer though.

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Terry's picture

I kinda ment I couldn't pee cause of the error... so I was gonna burst. Just a very small joke.

Thanks for the very good piece though! lotsa laughs!

Cheers!

Re: Fix to code

barryp's picture

Glad you enjoyed the article. Also, I did get your original joke. Happy to see you got the "release" you were looking for. Cheers. Paul.

Re: Fix to code in

Terry's picture

whoo! Glad you cleared that up, I thought I was gonna burst!

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