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16 May 2013

Backstreet's Back, ALRIGHT! Sorry, Correction, Just Thirsty Thursday is Back..

Take it Back Now Y'all
One hop this time.
Right foot lets stomp

So back in the day I used to do Thirsty Thursday posts, but I stopped. Now don't misunderstand me, I clearly didn't STOP drinking. Oh god no, nothing serious like that. I just stopped posting about drinking on Thursdays, specifically. Let's bring it back now y'all! Hands on yo knees, hands on yo knees! I may have done a similar post but my one reader then (my mom) won't mind to see it again.
This week's edition of Thirsty Thursday?

Just because a beer is low calorie doesn't mean that beer is the best choice for you. Pay attention to alcohol content. Anyone can lower the alcohol content, and, in turn, decrease calories. Which beer gives you the highest alcohol content for the lowest calorie count, you ask? Let's find out! 

Lowest of the Low Calorie Content Beers:

Budweiser Select 55 and only 1.9 carbs per serving (12 ounce beer). 2.5% alcohol.

MGD 64 and only 2.4 carbs per serving 2.8% alcohol.

Light Beers-

(Tie) Natty Light- 95 calories, 3.2g carbs and 4.2% alcohol. Who knew all those kegs we drank in college were low cal! I hear you actually lose weight by drinking it...

(Tie) Michelob Ultra- 95 calories, 2.6g carbs and 4.1%alcohol.

Miller Light- 96 calories, 3.2g carbs and 4.2% alcohol. Now that's a good call!

Budweiser Select- 99 calories, 3.1g carbs and 4.3% alcohol. Jay-Z is never wrong! Insert 99 calorie joke here...

5. Coors Light- 104 calories, 5.3g carbs and 4.15% alcohol. Why would you EVER buy this beer? more carbs, more calories and LESS alcohol. Although, the only people I ever see drinking coors light are dudes in their late 20s and LPGA golfers. Just the facts...

6. Bud Light- 110 calories, 6.6g carbs and 4.2% alcohol by volume. Sad to see this, I am was an avid Bud Light drinker. It is was my staple beer. After this study I'm afraid I'll have to make a switch...

There there are those other beers. 
The "Man's Man Beers"

These are the types of beers you see tossed around a yard, with dried blood on them because ole Bubba, king of the trailer park, smashed his empty can on his head after letting out an ear-splitting belch. Oh yeah, and a brown mildewed couch in the yard to boot.

1. Steel Reserve- 222 calories, 16g carbs and 8.1% alcohol. GOOD LORD.

2. Busch Ice- 169 calories, 12.5g carbs and 5.9% alcohol. I would just as a general rule of thumb avoid any kind of beverage with the word busch in it. Doesn't sound appetizing or remotely healthy to me.

3. Colt 45- 174 calories, 11.1g carbs and 6.1% alcohol. Sing along, y'all know this rap song, "Colt 45 and one big ass after baby that's what you'll have..."
4. Sam Adams Boston Ale- 160 calories, 19.9g carbs and 4.94% alcohol. I guess the patriot had a bit of a gut after downing this...

I bet you have fallen in...

Here are some beers that are so yummy and seem girly, but be careful they are loaded with calories and carbs

1. Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat- 165 calories, 16g of carbs, 4.9% alcohol.

2. Blue Moon- 171 calories, 12.9g carbs, 5.4% alcohol. And no, the orange slice that acts as a garnish on the glass does not count as a serving of fruit.

3. Corona- 148 calories, 10g carbs and 4.6% alcohol. Ditto to the above statement with the lime. Ironically the Corona light is still 4.5% alcohol and way less calories so that is definetly the better option

4. Heineken- 166 calories, 9.8g carbs and 5.4% alcohol. Hands off that Hiney baby! Haha, sorry couldn't help myself...

So in the first annual Venus Trapped in Mars don't become a fatty-with-a-beer-belly-beer-off. I award the top two best beers to......... drum roll please.....

Budweiser Select 99 calories, decent amount of alcohol by volume. All in all, best bang for your buck!

If you can't find Bud Select at your local hangout try switching to...

Miller Light What an awesome beer that is low calorie, low carb and high % alcohol. What more could a power girl ask for?! Well, maybe a power boy to watch the game with wouldn't be too shabby either huh?

Cheers, kids! 
What is your favorite beer?

Venus Trapped


  1. This is the kind of quality information that people need to see more of in Blogland! A detailed list with numbers AND visual aides? Get this girl a tv show.

  2. This was very helpful! Budlight waaasss my go-to choice as well...

  3. natty light is the beer of choice in the shitler household.
    it pleases me to see that we're making correct beer choices.

  4. i am such a beer snob living out here in oregon. we have a million great breweries. more carbs and calories the better! now that i am out of college and have such a refined pallet, obvi.

  5. This is the kind of post I really just love and all the gold glitter! I love you!

  6. I sang that intro in my head...

  7. Um Nattie Ice is LIGHT? Tell that to sophomore year of college Nadine, who could not figure out why the freshman 15 wasn't coming off. And yes, it was a full 15. None of this "it's actually only an average of 6 pounds" nonsense. It was 15. And when I drink beer, I prefer microbrews or Dogfish Head. Because I'm snobby like that.

  8. I am a Budlight, Miller Lite, Busch Lite, Blue Moon, Linenkuel sunset wheat girl...haha When I'm drinking I just drink! :-)

  9. are you sure the orange slice in my blue moon doesn't count as a serving of fruit?

  10. Omg I cannot even think about Steel Reserve without wanting to puke!! I'm a Coors light girl!

  11. Please tell me you were sponsored for this post by a beer company... or all of them. I'm still sticking to my Bud Light Limes. Nothing but classy.

  12. Am I really gonna have to be that girl who orders a Bud Select?

    maybe I'll just stick with vodka. That's non-fat right?

  13. UGHH I've been drinking Coors light as my cheapo beer of choice for years. Guess I'm switching to Miller.

  14. I will have one of each. THANKS.

  15. OMG!!! You should definitely come by my blog and link this up!! I started a linkup last week called Thirsty Thursday!! This would be perfect!!

  16. I will still choose blue moon 90% of the time

  17. Yay for me being a Miller Light girl! But I don't even wanna know what's in these Lime-a-ritas I've been drinking lately.

  18. I was always a big fan of the Bud Light Lime in the US. The extra light beers aren't even worth it in my opinion because who on earth can feel a buzz after 2.5% alcohol. Not me, but clearly the vodka has ruined that for me. In Germany, there are no light beers and they are always served at last by the 0.5 L (.33 L is more common in the US). So ya, now that I've recently started working at a pub, I really plan on packing on the beer cals. Oh well. Dinner substitute?

  19. Michelob Golden Light is the way to go. Unfortunately it is nor widely sold, why? I no effing idea.
    65 calories, 3.9 carbs, 4.1% Alchy. And DEEEEELISH. I want to marry a can of Mich Gold.

  20. miller liet is always the healthy choice...unless you want a little more bang for your buck...then you go with vodka and water yum!

  21. Next you're going to tell me Summer Shandy isn't good for me. Then, I will cry and be fat in my bikini all at the same time.

  22. I just can't drink beer. So gross.

  23. i've never had budweiser select! will have to try it! thanks :) treasure tromp sent me :)


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