We are gearing up for the one holiday when everyone is a little bit Irish. Even though Montana boasts one of the largest concentrations of Irish heritage in the US. Its true. Did you know that results of the 2010 Census showed that places like Butte, Montana had more Irish heritage than Boston Massachusetts?

According to a post from newstalkkgvo.com:

Butte has a record 23.6% of citizens that report being either Irish or Irish-American. Many assume that Boston would top the list, but it is only 19.8% Irish. It did however rank as the most Irish of America's 50 largest cities.

This probably explains why we Montanans LOVE to celebrate St Patrick's day so much. And what St. Patrick's Day celebration would be complete without corned beef and cabbage, and a classic GREEN BEER?

Have you ever wondered where all the green beer we drink on St. Paddy's day comes from? NO, it is not just a couple drops of green food coloring in your beer. That is just a rip off of the real deal green beer. As it turns out, there is a lot more to the tradition of green beer than meets the eye. And just in case you were wondering, YES it does involve leprechauns.

For a look at where the mysterious brew comes from, the following video goes inside a green beer brewery and discovers the truth. A truth that may have you think a little more about how this tradition came about after all.
Featuring Sean Patrick Flannery of Boondock Saints
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