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Take your chance with the “nectar of the gods,” this Sunday, February 22 at Coleman’s Green Beer Day! Since 1963, the authentic Irish pub in Tippery Hill has celebrated this holiday with a day of Irish festivities, which welcomes a month-long celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse. At noon, The Onondaga Beverage Corporation will deliver a tanker truck full of green beer, which will be sold for $4 a pint. From then on, Tippery Hill, a predominantly Irish neighborhood, will kickoff the drinking holiday with a parade, Irish step dancers, bagpipe players, and of course, brews the color of the Grinch. Stop by for a quick sip of the potion, which the general manager Dennis Coleman promises taste like normal beer, or stick around for the remainder of the day and enjoy live Irish music from 3 to 7 p.m.
If you can’t make it to Coleman’s on Sunday, don’t fret. The pub will be selling the green beer throughout the month of March. Green Beer Day begins the series of what’s called “green holidays” to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. “It’s a good day for the community to get together. It means spring is coming, so it’s definitely something to look forward to,” said Coleman.