city wide light and zwickel light images courtesy of 4 hands brewing co. and urban chestnut brewing co.

2 of St. Louis' biggest craft beer names have launched 'light' versions of their most beloved brews

For the last five years, beer has been trending lighter and lighter. Hands that once reached for a frosty IPA at the cookout are now rolling in with 24 packs of Miller Lite – and who can blame them? On a hot day, nothing hits like a sunshine-yellow, light-as-a-feather lager. Well, beer-loving locavores, now is your time.

Two of the biggest names in St. Louis craft beer have each recently launched “light” versions of one of their most beloved brews. 4 Hands Brewing Co.’s City Wide Light Lager is a crisp, refreshing American lager. At 4.2% ABV, it comes in at 1.3% ABV lower than its predecessor, the City Wide American pale ale.

Meanwhile, Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.’s Zwickel Light is brewed with 100% barley malt and clocks in at under 100 calories. With low bitterness and a slight floral hoppy note, it has all the appeal of any macro low-carb, low-ABV sipper and much more personality and flavor. Each is available in cans at the breweries’ respective tasting rooms and retailers around St. Louis.

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