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How To: Make a Guinness Black & Green (Apple Lambic)

What do they put in green beer to make it green? Rit Dye #35? Pensacola Tap Water? Leprechaun pee? Is this thing on?

Here’s something to float your Guinness and go green au natural with the green apple juices in Apple Lambic.


Lambic is a Belgian beer made with wild yeasts. The result is a slightly sour, super effervescent beer that’s a lot like champagne (not in the High Life way). All of the versions I’ve tried have been made with fruit making it great option to serve. Layer it with Guinness and it’s a great conversation piece, too. Like your froth moustache.

My favorite Guinness & Lambic mix is with Framboise (raspberry). Tastes like those Brach’s caramel chews in the pink wrapper … Ughhh. Did they have Brach’s on the West Coast? I digress. This is about Black & Green. So, apple it is.

What you’ll need:*

  • Draught-Style Can of Guinness
  • Bottle of Lindemans Pomme/Apple Lambic
    (found in most liquor stores and Whole Foods beer sections)
  • Pint glass
  • Spoon
    *Novelty Leprechaun optional

STEP 1: Fill the glass halfway with Lambic.

STEP 2: Hold your spoon just over the inside of glass, curved side up. Slowly pour the Guinness over the spoon (this helps dissipate the weight and float more easily). Look at you go, you’re a pro.

STEP 3: Party like it’s 1999.

Don’t forget to play the Ümlaut’s O’Bligatory St. Patrick’s Day McMix


2 Responses

  1. The Black Rose in Santa Rosa has Framboise on draft and serves your favorite blend. They call it a “Black Bog.” My wife is a big fan. I suggest you go get one….NOW!

  2. Ooh, never had it on draft. Thanks for the tip.

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