Posted at 4:30 PM Oct 21, 2008
By Andrea Grimes
Glass of wine, 'round 120 calories. Pint of Guinness, 196 calories. Margarita (frozen, and tiny) ... 250 calories.
Bottle of MGD 64: sixty-four calories. Miller, in their never-ending quest to help us drink as much as possible without getting fat (or at least to make us feel better about drinking because we're depressed we're so fat) has created a 64-calorie beer. I first saw an online ad for the stuff a couple of days ago, and it appears to have recently gone available nationwide. Lord knows boys would never drink such a light, lite beer. They don't have guts (or livers) to worry about. So let's sell it to the gals!
Sure, Miller. I'm listening. Let's ignore, for a moment, the fact that drinking all this alcohol is likely to cause me to die of breast cancer long before my fat ass gets diabetes. This doll takes her daily folate, anyway.
Yes, let's look past all that and see if this business is worth drinking or if it's going to fall into the Budweiser Select category of "Are you sure you don't just have some rubbing alcohol I can sip on?" As a service to you, dear readers, I am going to leave my apartment right this minute in search of MGD 64. And taste it I will. Yes, it will be difficult--I may have to drink two, possibly three--but I will do right by you, dear readers.
The verdict is behind the jump!
If you love Miller High Life, you are going to enjoy the hell out of an MGD 64.
The bottle's not nearly retro enough for my aesthetic preferences, but we're mostly concerned about what's inside--and what's not inside, ahemm, namely those extra fifty calories. Fresh and fizzy, MGD 64 has more taste than Miller Lite or Bud Lite, hands down. None of the unpleasant sour whang of Budweiser Select and, despite what the BS commercials say, none of the aftertaste of BS. (And nobody, but nobody, likes BS with an aftertaste.) Less fun to drink once it becomes flatter toward the end of the bottle, but don't despair -- you only drank 64 calories. Have a new one.