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Introducing Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita

Bud Light Straw Ber Rita

Earlier this year, Anheuser-Busch launched Bud Light Lime-A-Rita. The brewery blended Bud Light Lime and margarita mix together for beer/cocktail crossover, with a kick. Lime-A-Ritas are typically 8% ABV. Rita was an instant success. AB has had trouble keeping the shelves stocked with the product.

On the heels of Lime-A-Rita’s success, AB aims to release a variant – Straw-Ber-Rita. The beer based margarita is now introduced with strawberry flavoring. Mike Sundet, VP at Bud Light had this to say of the original product launch:  “This is our take on the traditional margarita.  Beer drinkers were already mixing Bud Light Lime into margaritas to create ‘beer ritas’; Lime-a-Rita just adds a new level of convenience by providing a beverage with the perfect balance of flavors.”

Availability: 8 oz cans
Arrival: TBA

6% ABV 


67 thoughts on “Introducing Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita

        • I’ve been drinking lime arena for about 3 years having 3 to 2 on Monday night I have recently noticed I have having a lot of phlegm and unable to breathe without my inhaler I’m not sure if it’s allergic reaction or not I am going to find out this weekend by switching up and not drinking the Lime-A-Rita but another brand of wine

  1. We discovered these last week in Florida and we are hooked! We are home in vermont now and cannot find them anywhere, only the lime a Rita’s are here. We added a little cranberry to the lime and they were pretty good but still looking forward to the strawberry one to come to town!!!!!!

  2. We have them in Charleston, WV. Only seen 24oz cans, at 8% alcohol.

    Go to the store and get a jar of strawberry jam (had actual strawberries in it), Now, imagine that with alcohol. It’s amazing.

  3. Has anyone had an allergic reaction from drinking these? After drinking one i start to turn red all over my face and neck. Not sure what would cause this. Ive had the original but light lime a ritas and dont have issues with them. And im not allergic to strawberries, so i dont know whats in them that i could be allergic to. Didnt know if anyone else had the same problem. They are delicious though, i still drink them lol

    • Just had the same reaction. Red all over my face, neck, and down my chest and back. I don’t normally have a strawberry allergy.

      • It’s not real strawberry…’s an artificial flavoring you’d probably find in candies that are labeled to taste like strawberry, with RED 40 dye’s in it, to make it red. You could be allergic to these, or sensitive to them, or just a normal human being who’s system doesn’t like to filter out this toxic, artificial, shit.

    • My mother had only a few sips before she noticed her eyes and nose were runny and her face/neck went totally red and splotchy as well. The drink seriously put her into anaphylactic shock from only a couple of sips. We thought she was getting a cold or sinus infection.. but it hit her very suddenly. Next day, she woke up totally fine.

      In addition, she’s never been sensitive to red dye and drinks artificial fruit sodas/other red drinks all the time. The only thing that she’s allergic to is penicillin. Wondering what the heck this is! Glad someone else posted on it.

      • I’ve been dealing w/ an itchy rash for about 2 weeks now. It’s on odd parts of my body, like the back of my knee, stomach, and inner thigh,(never on my face, neck, or chest tho) it appears as a simple small bump that itches like crazy, then gets more rash like w/ a bunch of lil bumps. I’ve been drinking Straberitas every night after work for about 2 weeks now (4-6 of the small cans) is it an allergic reaction to SOMETHING in the beer based adult beverage? I’d like to have some answers to this question…obviously I love this new bev, and it saddens me to think I can’t have it any more 🙁

    • My sister just had the same reaction: red splotchy rash looking redness on face, neck, and down back. Have no idea what would cause this. She also noticed slight difficulty breathing, aka odd breathing behavior, feeling the need to breath more deeply than usual.Would love to know what might be the issue.

    • drank the lime a ritas 1st with no probs. then we tried the strawberry ones.1st couple of times we drank the straw-ber-ritas my gf and I got headaches. not sure what it was, but after the 3rd time it hasn’t done it all. the best of both worlds …. the taste of a mixed drink with a beer kick. you can drink them all nite (at home of course) and still remember what you did … unlike the liquor variety of margarita. Bud scores a home run.

    • I did last night. I’m not allergic to due or strawberries or any food/additive that I know of. I started getting hot. My nose got numb. My arms were splotchy along with my face. My skin felt like it was on fire! I had to take Benadryl and calamine lotion to make it subside.

    • I had bad reactions to the limaritas.. not the strawberry ones.. I have no idea what its from but id really like to know.. I like them too much and it sucks!

    • I had ONE Raz-brr-ita at around 1pm, it is now 9:40pm and I feel extremely hungover/light headed and sick to my stomach. No rashes or splotchy-ness but I do feel very sick. Never drinking these again.

      About a week ago I had the Mango-ritas with no symptoms, barely even a buzz, but I think I am allergic to the Raz-ritas.

    • This happened to me to with the razz a rita and straw rita flavors. It was a little scary. Thankfully, it went away after about an hour. I have also experienced this with peach four loko. I suspect it might be food coloring, or perhaps some other shared ingredient.

    • Has anyone figured out what is causing the reaction? I’m surprised the company hasnt had more of a response since this seems pretty common. I’ve has the strawberry and regular but had the cranberry for the first time last night and immediately had a reaction. My face and neck was covered in hives. I’ve never had a reaction to anything like that!

    • I had a similar reaction followed by severe chest pain after just a few sips of strawberita I tried to drink regular budwiser maybe a week later and I didnt feel anything at first but it the the next day i had extremely sever chest back and stomache pain followed by shortness of breat and vomiting and had to be hospitalized after 12 hours i was fine like nothing happened……maybe they are messing with the formula because budwiser is the only beer that does this to me

    • That’s what I’d like to know as well. And sugar. I have become addicted to these. GREAT !! I open several cans and put in a container in the freezer. Just like a marguarita.

  4. Why don’t you fatties all go chow down a bunch of Big Macs? They have the same amount of calories as a 16oz can of this crap!

    • then the obvious thing (for you) is not to drink them. problem solved. now, quit your whining. you’re embarrassing yourself.

  5. Bought a couple 24 oz cans, I’m sure these have more than 1 serving! If my calculations are right each 24 oz can has 3 serving at 8% alcohol or 1 serving at 24% alcohol! MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!

  6. Is there any artificial sugar in it or is all real sugar ?? Because I am allergic to aspertame and sorbitol .

  7. been drinkin it for a while now. very good. very tasty and not filling at all. now you can hammer margaritas all nite and still find your way home. lol.

  8. I had the same awful headaches, break outs, and sinus infection symptoms that several other people reported. I’m anticipating a recall. I don’t have any known allergies to anything in the drink. I did think they were tasty before the onset, though.

  9. My mom was visiting the Grant’s Farm last Saturday. After we had lunch there we were on the way to the Bird’s show. On the way to the show we got a free smaple Lime-Rita (half can),after I had 2 slips I didn’t feel good (heavy head), so I stopped but my mom continued to drink hers. Till the show almost started, she suddenly lost consciousness, face grayed and soaked in cold sweat, her body totally towards me (Luckyly, we were sitting at the seat!)……With all the people’s help, she was sent to Emergency Room within 20 mins. When I changed her clothese there, all her neck skin and upper chest skin were so red… After head CT scan, chest X-ray and blood works, nothing seems wrong (we are lucky). Two hours later we back to home, she felt fine just felt weak, the red skin actually only lasted less than 30 min.
    I feel we are so lucky to got all the helps from the people we don’t know. As a foreginer here, that moment when I held her ice-cold fingers, and staring her gray face, I thought “God, is the time she is goodbye to me without any words?”.
    Now I notice some other peoples post the reaction to, thanks for sharing!

    • I too had a reaction to the Lime a Rita. The first time I drank it, no problem. 2nd time, my face got red and splotchy, but I thought it was related to sun exposure so I didn’t make note of it. 3rd time, my reaction was SEVERE. My face, hands, neck, and back became red and splotchy. Then my face puffed up and my throat became tight and I was having trouble breathing. I almost went to the hospital, but the symptoms calmed down after taking 2 Benadryl. The only other time I had a similar reaction was after I ate an unusually large amount of raw, white onions as part of an appetizer, but the reaction was not nearly as severe.

      It is so scary to hear about all these reactions. I hope we don’t have any long-term or internal damage. I really hope they take this toxic product off the shelf.

      • I see that this was 2 years ago, so I really hope you’ve got this figured out by now, but I would imagine you are allergic to sulfites.

  10. I turn blood red in face, neck, chest & arms and feel hot as hell.not labored breathig. But HOT. go to bed and sleep and I’m fine. I think?? Lol

  11. Oh and i dont know if its my high metabolism but i drank 2 of these with sprite then downed 2 more straight and it didnt do too much for me.
    Ps Im 17 years old 6′ and 155 pounds

  12. I was looking for carb counts and couldn’t find it anywhere, but after seeing all the posts about allergic reactions I am wondering if it has anything to do with sulfites in any form. It happens to me with some alcoholic drinks and as I am allergic to Sulfer in all it’s forms usually it is usually stuffy nose and shallow breathing, but with alcohol I get the red blotches too and it is scarey. Sulfites is used often to preserve color in dried fruits and a lot of mixers. I am not a chemist but I have learned if food ingredients starts with an sul prefix to leave it alone. I am allergic to sulfa drugs.

  13. Now I get it. I have the skin rashes, redness, stomach issues, and it appears so do many others

    Contacting my attorney

    I think these things have/are killing me

  14. I have tried the bud light margarita can drinks twice . both times after 3 of the drinks I experienced difficulty breathing to a point I had to lay down to try to catch my breath. Happening once I was unsure of the cause I tried drinking again and the same thing happened. It was very freightening I have linked this relaction to the drink. I am unsure why this happens but I am reassured I am not the only person this has happened to. Needless to say I will no longer buy the product and I am concerned about the content of this product.

  15. OK, here’s the deal. Alcohol manufacturers never have to list ingredients. Why? Because the frickin’ gov’t doesn’t care about our health. OK. Now that we have that out of the way… I was stranded in a small town near a lake thinking “Wouldn’t it be great to have a delicious Margarita right now?” It was a pipe dream, of course. Then we got invited to someone’s cabin and the hostess offered me a Strawberita!!! It tasted so good, I had 2. I was in heaven. I kinda got hooked and then I developed a disease (RA) and I felt like my addiction was a contributing factor. I guess we’re all kinda stupid lemmings. They should list ingredients so we can choose our poison.

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