If you're a fan of Bud Light, you may be looking for something similar but with a bit more flavor. Craft beer is a great option for those looking to explore new tastes and styles. From River Horse Brewing Co.'s Summer Blonde Ale to Abita Light and Red Trolley by Karl Strauss, there are plenty of craft beers that offer a similar taste to Bud Light. The Brewer's Association defines a craft brewery as small, independent and traditional.
Until recently, Narragansett Brewing Company was outside the world of craft beer due to the use of supplements such as corn. However, the February Brewers Association board meeting changed the definition to allow the use of supplements to improve taste, not to lighten it. This means that Narragansett now fits the criteria for craft beer. Abita Light is a light American-style lager beer with more flavor than you would expect from a light beer.
It has a crisp and refreshing taste with a subtle, but remarkable hoppy flavor. Eating Abita Light instead of Bud Light costs you eight extra calories, so you can enjoy the same amount of beer without the extra calories. For those looking for an amber beer like Third Shift, try an Irish Red Ale like Red Trolley by Karl Strauss. This beer pleases the palate with roasted flavors of malt and caramel.
Karl Strauss took a malt approach with Red Trolley, creating a satisfying beer that perfectly moves away from standard yellow macrobeers. For Americans, Firestone Pivo Pils, Anchor California Lager, Half Acre Pony and many others are great options. Miller Lite Lager Beer is also a fan favorite that can be found in any store. It has more calories than other “heavy” beers from other breweries but is still lighter than the brewery's flagship beer.
Night Shift Brewery Nite Lite Craft Light Lager is another great option for those looking for something with a nostalgic container. Heineken is also on the lighter side of Light Beer Continuum with only 3.3% alcohol by volume and 99 calories per serving. Urban Chestnut's Reverence series features Zwickel as its flagship beer, paying homage to ancient European beer traditions. Damm Inedit is another great light beer crafted by Michelin-starred chef Ferran Adrià and his team of world-class brewers.
No matter what type of craft beer you're looking for, there's something out there for everyone! With so many options available, you can find something that fits your taste buds perfectly.