If you know me, you know I love all things bubbly. Beer, cider, wine, water – if it comes in liquid form, it’s better with bubbles! Another thing you probably know about me, is that while I love bubbles – sometimes the calories that surround those effervescent libations are more than what I’m looking for since I try to be conscious of all of the calories I’m putting in my body. That’s why when I was given the opportunity to review Michelob Ultra Cider I jumped at the chance.
I know what you’re saying. You’re saying, ”Amanda, you like hard-hitting, high alcohol content IPA’s, Barley Wines, Kriekenbiers, and the likes there of!” And you know what, you’re right! I thoroughly love all those styles of beer (and more)! But in the heat of summer there is something about a light, crisp, refreshing beer that those heavy hitters don’t bring to the table. I’m super excited about the new Michelob Ultra Cider because while I really like hard ciders, I often have a hard time drinking an. entire glass due to how sweet and heavy they are. This is the glory of Michelob Ultra Cider – it’s got a nice crisp, refreshing apple flavor without being uber-sweet and heavy like traditional hard ciders. It’s naturally sweetened and made from hand-picked apples and, btw naturally gluten free. Unlike most beers, while this cider is delicious drunk straight out of the bottle, it’s also great over ice when the sweltering heat of summer becomes unbearable. Please visit Michelob’s site here for more information and to find a retailer that carries the cider.
After having drunk a few of the ciders you know I couldn’t resist making a recipe out of the beer! Since it’s summer I knew I had to fire up the grill, make a sauce based around the cider and invite a few friends over to enjoy the occasion. We’re eating Michelob Ultra Cider & fennel sauce glazed grilled chicken breasts with a refreshing shaved granny smith apple-fennel salad. Grab a six pack (or two) of this refreshing, crisp cider, fire up the grill, call your besties over and enjoy all that summer has to offer. Which favorite summer meal or activity do you think would go best with Michelob ULTRA Cider?