For today, an interesting take on the gluten-free beer market from Michelob: ULTRA Light Cider.

This is the first cider Anheuser-Busch is distributing in the US, and according to the press release it, “ is ideal for year-round enjoyment and provides adult drinkers a light, refreshing alternative to white wine, champagne and heavier ciders.”

The cider is also gluten-free, and is lower in calories than other ciders (120 calories to the 12 oz. bottle, compared to 180 in non-light ciders, and 4% alchohol).

The press release goes on to quote Ryan Moore, vice president of premium lights at Anheuser-Busch, as saying,

“As more people continue to discover cider, we’ve found that many view traditional ciders as either too heavy, too sweet or both…Michelob ULTRA Light Cider fills this void with a lower calorie cider with a milder, but distinct, sweetness that can be enjoyed straight or over ice.”

The cider should already be available in your local stores, unless you live in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming or Oklahoma.

If you’re over the age of 21, you can check out more — including where to find Michelob ULTRA Light Cider — on their website.

Are you a cider drinker? Have you tried Michelob’s first cider? What did you think?