June 25, 2012

Animal tested. Husband approved.

I don't know about you but there are very few things in life in which I'm willing to give up:
sex, drugs and rock and roll.

Ok-kidding people. (The only "high" I've ever been was life and the only music I listen to is country.
That knocks out 2 of the 3.)

Let's get real here...there are many things in which I'm not willing to give up in this life...one of the three options up top, cheese and let's be honest...booze. (Ok so I could be all sentimental here and say my husband, my family, my health, my job, etc...but that doesn't make for a very fun post, now does it?)

Now where was I?

Oh ya. Booze.

Though I try to live a fairly healthy lifestyle, alcohol, in any form, is the one thing that keeps me sane and would be my "drug" of choice, per se. And by "any form" I really mean just about "any form". Liquor, beer, wine, champagne, cognac...you name it. (Sidenote: I've never drank cognac...it just sounded good.) But when it comes to certain beers, I draw the line. Though I'd love to throw back a few Miller Lites just like I did in the good ol' days, I saw first hand what that did for my figure...
Ya...an entire 6 pack of Miller Lite to yourself and late night Taco Bell 6+ nights a week will do this to a girl...

Anywho-being a retired bartender (doesn't that sound classy?), I've had my fair share of beer tastings; from dark to light and everything in between. I've had Smirnoff and Zima and a few pale ales but none of them ever did the trick for me because A) they were too sweet or B) they were too heavy. Seriously...who wants to be the bloated chick in a mini skirt? That's right...no one.

{Enter Michelob Ultra}

Ahhhh. When it comes to my beer of choice, I've always been a Michelob girl. Light, low in calories and non-filling. Perfect for those hot summer days spent outside. You know...the kinda day where absolutely nothing will please you but an ice cold beer.

Like I said, I like beer but I don't like the full feeling and I like ciders but I don't like 'em too sweet.

{Now enter the Michelob Ultra Light Cider}

Heaven in my mouth.
Light, crisp, a lil fizzy, not-too-sweet and oh SO good.

The night I brought home the cider, we were cooking dinner with one of Beau's cousins and our meal of choice was bacon wrapped oryx steaks (wikipedia "oryx" if I've lost you here...), steamed broccoli and black beans. Seeing the steaks were going to be a little on the heavy side, I thought the Light Cider would be the perfect pairing. Needless to say it did not disappoint...

To deem this review as unselfish (& so that I would refrain from drinking the entire 6-pack myself) I "shared" the leftovers with everyone else and to my surprise, they all liked 'em! Even Fendi...the 7 pound schnauzer!

So there you have it, friends.
Husband, cousin, blogger and even dog approved.

Oh! And I almost forgot to mention...the Michelob Ultra Light Cider is completely gluten-free so for all my celiac friends out there...you won't have to sit out this round! ;)


  1. the only high youve been is life. STEPH I LOVE YOU! hahahah i am just like you sista! no drugs! just sex and rock and roll. Did I say that out loud? Though one day in college I was working on a project with someone and his roommate was smoking. I got SO HUNGRY. like I got teh munchies. maybe i was contact-high? ok back to your post

    mick ultra..yes please! i drink that for sure! Light Cider...interesting! I have never been much of a cider girl but i think i need to try this. Esp if I can look as cutesy as you double fisting!

    approved by all! i must try soon!!

    happy monday!

  2. Thanks for that review of the cider-I'm trying to get back in a healthier lifestyle, so I'll have to try it instead of my beloved Blue Moon.

  3. Haha, awesome review! I am pretty sure I laughed out loud at least 3 times. :) I need to try this beer! I've been hearing so many good things about it!!!

  4. That actually looks delish! Maybe because it's next to that amazing looking food in some of the pictures... but I do love me some cider :) I need to look out for this!

  5. These look so good! After Kristen's post, I knew I wanted some but now I know that I have to get it! I'm thinking you, me, Kristen, and Katie splitting a six-pack? (Or a few six-packs??) haha!!

  6. thanks for posting this! Can't wait to try! I'm trying to stay away from bEER since i've gained so much weight!
    How many calories in 1?

  7. I recently discovered this little bit of heaven in mahh mouth and I'm with you girl- it does NOT disappoint! Perfect for summer, no beer bloat feeling, and a great taste to it! I'm innnn :)

  8. If this taste anything like Strongbow or Woodchuck, i'll give it a try ;)

  9. you are too cute, Steph. Hey, are you still doing Yeast free? I think I need to hop back on the wagon !! I tried the cider and like it too :) happy monday girlfriend .. so jealous of you and katies trip next week!!

  10. Gluten free?!?! I have to try this :)

  11. Ahhh I was getting bummed out that it looked so good and I couldn't have it! YAY for being gluten-free!! Thanks for the review, can't wait to try it!

  12. ooh Bargain Blonde recommended this too! i was so excited too because i absolutely hate beer but she said it doesn't taste anything like beer.

    i also feel like i could actually look cool for once in my life because the bottle resembles a beer bottle, haha. yeah, kinda lame.

    i'll def have to pick this up. maybe for 4th of july weekend.

  13. "me like cookies om nom nom" add keg stands to that and you're all set.

  14. I want!!! How awesome! Nice review post ladayy hope u had a great weekend!! xo

  15. I need to try this. Everyone is giving it great reviews.

  16. I am buying that ASAP. That looks amazingggg.

  17. hahaha, awesome review. Obsessed. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec I'd love to hear your thoughts on my interview for College Lifestyles magazine. xo


  18. If i don't find this in KY ASAP i'm gonna flip...lol


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