w&w Guide to: Light Beers

October 13, 2008

This weekend marked yet another year of Fleet Week in San Francisco- and what a joy it is. Clear skies see the Blue Angels dancing amidst them and sailboats dot the Bay as everyone gathers for a wonderfully patriotic tradition. One of the best parts of Fleet Week that I have yet to mention, however, happens to be consumable. Yep, it’s beer.

We WITs tend to reach out for beers of the light variety because, let’s face it, no form of alcohol is very healthy for you, so why not try to cut down on calories when possible, right?

It’s been my experience that certain occasions and events call for certain beers. Below you’ll find some favorites of mine and the WITs:

Michelob Ultra
Light-golden in color with subtle notes of citrus, this low-carb American-style light lager has a refreshing body and finish and is perfect for casual nights spend outdoors with girlfriends (i.e.; Nights in Lake Tahoe) or, as I did this year, sipping up on the rooftops of San Francisco watching the Air Show above your head. We tend to refer to this particular light beer as “The Queen of Beers” or “Michey-U’s”.

95 calories, 2.6g carbs and 0.0g fat.

Heineken Light
Smooth and refreshing with a tad of a bite, this beer can be perfect for tailgating or days at the beach.

99 calories, 6.8g carbs and 0.0g fat.

Coors Light
When cost or selection is an issue, I head for Coors light. I find its crisp taste refreshing and, when served at the right temperature, I swear I could close my eyes and picture myself in the Rockies. Coors is aged longer than most beers and this helps deliver its smoothness on your palette. It’s usually my beer of choice for parties.

102 calories, 11.3g carbs and 0.0g fat.

Bud Light
You can find me with a Bud Light in hand when it’s the end of the evening spent out at bars (a sign I should be heading home momentarily) or when I’m at a sporting event. Cubs games cannot be fully enjoyed (in my opinion) without a Bud Light in hand (whether it be no. 2 or no. 7!) It’s the number-one selling light beer in the world as well- it’s internationally loved.

110 calories, 6.6g carbs and 0.0g fat.
(Oh my god- I had no idea how much better Bud Light was for you than Coors Light! My preferences may be changing as a result of this post!)

Corona Light
Warm weather and Mexican food call for the right accompaniment: Corona Light is the answer. Combined with the citrusy juice of a lime slice, Corona Light is the epitome of refreshing and has a sweet, light after taste.

109 calories, 5.0g carbs and 0.0g fat.

time to drink up! Just remember to always grab a light beer and to do it responsibly!

photo courtesy of Michelob Ultra

comments +

  1. bianca says:

    How much fun was Fleet Week this year?! I had a super fun time. And it’s totally a good time for light beers

  2. Meghan Donovan says:

    I couldn’t agree more! It’s something I look forward to it each and every year! And, of course, it’s not complete without the light beers!

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