10 Light Beers You Drink At Parties, Ranked, If You Don’t Take Drinking Beer Lightly

10 Light Beers You Drink At Parties, Ranked, If You Don’t Take Drinking Beer Lightly

Here are 10 light beers you drink at parties, but ranked because, why not?

Summer is right around the corner, and for all of you beer drinkers out there, we know that means - less focus on the porters and stouts (well, most of us) and time for some refreshing IPAs. However, not everyone enjoys IPAs.

Some enjoy a regular light beer, and there is nothing wrong with that. So, without further undue, here are 10 light beers you drink at parties, ranked, as long as you don’t take drinking beer lightly. Mind you, I’ve had all of these and if you were hoping for an ABV percentage comparison, forget about it – most of these are within a tenth of a percentage of each other. Your only outlier is Natural Ice (a deadly favorite). After all, the art of drinking beer is a gift – dilly, dilly.

Starting off with #10, we have Michelob Ultra.

This is a beer more so known for its “low carbs.” It’s quite popular as a handoff after races within the Chicagoland area. Now, not all races in the city have beer available post-race, but if they do, this is very likely the option. Why? It’s because people just finished a race. You think they’ll be able to guzzle an IPA – probably, not. A nice and easy description to remember this one is “sugary malt juice.”

We go from Michelob to #9 Corona Light.

Described as a regular old shotty keg brew,” this one never hits home, and that’s why we have it so high on the list. If you’re going to have a Corona, go with a regular. Yes, you’ll hear complaints about the regular Model’s smell – that’s all based on nose sensitivity. Put a lime in there and it’s time to shut up and slug it.

Moving forward, next up is #8: Keystone Light.

This is your classic college caliber beer, right next to Busch Light – which of course made this list too. This one lives at college parties and comes in slimmer cans, and to this day, I never understood why. Dad told me that Keystone used to be one of the best on the market, but that was back in the early 80’s. A lot has changed since then dad!

Lucky #7 is for Busch Light.

And it would make sense that this one comes right after Keystone Light, these are the college beer fraternal twins – easy to chug for shot guns, beer pong, flippy cup, the list goes on. I managed to find this epic description of this brew and couldn’t help but include it: "Sure if that's all you've got. I'm thirsty, and free beer don't grow on trees."

“Six, six, six, the Number of the Beast…” well not exactly, just #6 is Coors Light.

Some of you Coors Light fans are probably offended by such a ranking, but I’m not sorry. This is probably my least favorite out of this entire list, but luckily it lands in as number six. If served at the “proper” temperature, the can turns a light blue, or at least it used to. Regardless, it’s not a top five, and for a good reason.

And into the top five we go, #5 goes to Bud Light Platinum.

This one is the second most potent on this list, and more potent than most average American beers. It’s still only served in a bottle, and I believe a lot of that had to do with the “classy” nature the beer was going after. Classy or not, you’re still getting buzzed from this winner.

And then there were four. Our #4 is going to Natural Ice.

I’ll be completely transparent here; I don’t remember the last time I had this one. It’s a real killer at 5.9% ABV. If you’re looking for decent taste, you won’t find it here. This one is our top ABV, so beware, it’ll have you in a haze real quick.

#3 is Bud Light.

I used to be a massive Bud Light drinker, but life has changed. Number one is now the new top dog if I am going to have a light beer. Regardless of my preference, the descriptions of some of these are hysterical, and I wish I came up with them on my own. Here’s one that should tickle your fancy, “you could suck Bud Light straight from the stainless steel teat, and it would still taste like regular Budweiser infused with the filters of a thousand discount cigarettes.”

#2 was probably my hardest decision to make out of all of these, but a decision must be made, and Natural Light receives the silver medal.

Here’s the scoop on this one, it’s the sixth most popular beer in the United States. This one was introduced in 1977, five years before Bud Light, but it still tastes like a dry sack of hay.

Drum roll for this one…#1 goes to Miller Lite, of course.

To this day it’s hard to believe this is #1, but it makes sense. Plug and chug, enjoy some of that excellent Wisconsin greatness, folks!

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30 First-Apartment Essentials College Kids Forget To Buy At Target And Later Order On Amazon

Don't wait until you need to take something out of the oven to realize that you don't have any oven mitts.


If you're anything like I am, you're beyond excited to start planning and shopping for your first apartment. It's easy to get wrapped up in the fun stuff for your first apartment, trust me, as a former Bed Bath & Beyond employee I could spend hours wandering through shower curtains and bedding.

Before you get too carried away there are just some essential things that you'll need, but they aren't as much fun to pick out. Don't wait until you need to take something out of the oven to realize that you don't have any oven mitts, because I really don't see that ending well for you (I may or may not know that from personal experience).

1. Oven mitts

Gets those oven mitts because the sleeve of your sweater might seem like it will work, but I'm living proof that it won't, most sweaters have holes.

2. Trash bags

Don't wait until you need to throw something away to realize you don't have them.

3. Hand soap

It's not like a dorm bathroom where the maintenance staff refills a soap dispenser that's drilled into the wall. You're on your own kid.

4. Toilet paper

Again, no staff replacing it for you. Stay on top of it and make sure you always replace an empty roll, especially if you have roommates.

5. Water filter or pitcher

This one depends on whether your water is safe to drink or not, but be prepared. You don't want to move in under the summer sun only to realize you don't have any drinkable water at your snazzy new pad.

6. Tools

Hammers, screwdrivers, all that jazz. If you're moving in some furniture you're probably going to need tools to put it together.

7. Lighting

You don't want to be unpacking and stumbling around a new space in the dark your first night. Know what lighting is built in and where you might need to add some light.

8. Silverware organizer

Ok, so you probably remembered to pack the silverware, but do you really want to throw it all in a pile in a drawer? That's a good way to grab the wrong end of a knife by accident, maybe get some dividers to keep your silverware nice and sorted.

9. Dish towels

Most people think about bath towels, but if you're not used to having a kitchen you might not have thought of dish towels. You're going to need those when you're whipping up your favorite dinner.

10. Measuring cups

I'm a huge advocate for estimating and guessing in the kitchen, but if you're baking anything at all you should probably at least have some measuring utensils as a guide.

11. Bottle opener and corkscrew

You're going to want to crack open a drink and celebrate your first night in the new place. Wouldn't it be a buzzkill if you couldn't even get the drinks open?

12. Sponges

You have to be able to clean the counters and the dishes when you're done being an expert chef!

13. Paper towels

Spills happen, and you don't always want to clean them with your nice towels.

14. Toilet plunger

It's one of those things you never really think about... that is, until you need one.

15. Air freshner

You know, for after you use the toilet plunger.

16. Extension cords

You probably have a larger space than you're used to, sometimes those cords that come with all your new electronics just aren't quite long enough.

17. Utensil container

A little round pot or bucket is the perfect place to put all of your kitchen utensils. Things like spatulas and whisks will take up space in your drawers and create clutter. Plus, keeping them out makes them easier to grab when you're whipping up some food.

18. Batteries

There's nothing worse than getting your new TV all set up and realizing you can't use the remote.

19. Curtains

If you need darkness to sleep, you want to make sure you get those bedroom curtains up and ready to roll.

20. Toilet bowl brush

Sorry, but I'm certainly not reaching in there with my hands.

21. Ice cube trays

To keep you cool as a cucumber during this stressful time.

22. Can opener

Try prying a can open with your hands. I dare you.

23. Stain remover

For when you try to pry the can open with your hands and manage to spray tomato sauce all over yourself.

24. Carbon monoxide/Smoke detectors

Cause we don't want any tragedies here.

25. Collander

We both know you will be making pasta every night, so you're going to need to drain it.

26. Coasters

You definitely don't want to ruin your super fancy new Ikea table.

27. Dry erase board

No need to argue over who should take out the trash, just make sure to write down everyone's chores.

28. Underbed storage

On a college budget there's no way you can expect a walk-in closet, those clothes and shoes will have to go somewhere.

29. Drying rack

For when the dryer in your building inevitably stops working.

30. Step stool

If you're short, like me, you need a little help reaching that top shelf.

Hopefully this list has helped you feel a little more prepared to move into your first apartment. The decorating and planning is so much more enjoyable when you know you have all of your bases covered. I wish you the best of luck with your first major endeavor in the world of adulting!

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Why You Should Bring Your Close Friend As Your Formal Date

Before asking that cute girl to formal think about asking a friend


Every year since I was a junior in high school I have always looked forward to homecoming or prom. When I got to college I began to look forward to my fraternity formal. I was never concerned with what to wear or the expense of formal but rather who I was going to ask. It can be difficult to make a decision. If you ask anyone friends with me they will tell you how I am one of the most indecisive people out there. There are so many people I am friendly with or have a close relationship that it can feel difficult to make a decision. But let's look at that phrase again. You might think why does he want to bring someone who is his friend to his fraternity formal rather than someone he likes or is dating. To answer this question, some of the girls I have liked I have not been able to be the true me around and that also applies to the girls I have dated as well. I am different around my friends and I want someone to know the real me rather than me just having to pretend.

Maybe I am still experiencing the effects of a fun weekend but I have noticed that every formal or prom that I have brought a date with not only was a fun formal but interacted and connected well with my friends. That is the main thing I look for in a formal date, they need to be liked by my friends and many of them are still pretty friendly after the formal. You are spending the weekend with them and the drive down for you formal. There will be a lot of time spent with your date so it is important to bring someone you know you will have fun with. I am not saying that there isn't anything wrong with bringing someone else but I always found it best to bring a friend if you are not dating someone.

Think about the people you know you will always have fun with. This can be an indication of who you should bring and why but you should also think about the positives in this situation. Your fun and the time spent with the people should be prioritized before anything else. This event is about you and you should have someone with you that you know is fun to be around and someone you can enjoy yourself around along with your friends. Friends know you as well as you know yourself so there is not an idea of having to pretend to be someone else. The good thing about friends is that you do not run out of things to talk about and there is always something new to learn. Take your formal as a trip that you get to experience with the people closest to you. That is my take.

The key for me is to know that I will have fun with my date at formal. The drive to formal can be long and you are sharing a hotel room with your date along with spending time with them during the trip. I talk a lot. I want someone I know who I can carry a conversation with and will not just respond with words such as Yeah or Sounds good. I have always been able to remember not only my formals but specific parts of it as well. I think this is possible because of who I have brought and the memories I made with them.

Formals are important to everyone so think about who you want to spend that moment with. There is nothing wrong with bringing someone who you like but there also is nothing wrong with bringing a friend. Some people might bring someone they are dating but you should not have to compare yourself to other people. Do what makes you happy but remember this weekend is about you and you deserve to bring someone you will have fun with.

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