Based on Alcohol Content (ABV), How many Twisted Teas will get you drunk?

You're sitting poolside when you start to realize, someone's kid is yapping and it's really preventing you from turning pages on that new book you've been reading. This is when you reach for your first Twisted Tea. Or is it your second?! Maybe your third ...

A 12-pack of Twisted Tea Hard Iced Tea 12oz cans
If the sun is out, you'd be hard pressed not to enjoy a Twisted Tea

Twisted Teas have the ability to slip away from you, much like those old Seagram's Wine Coolers of old. It's an alcoholic drink that never feels like an alcoholic drink. It feels more like a revved up version of that Lipton powder your mom made you and your cousins growing up. Hence, Hard Iced Tea.

We have to say that Twisted tea is an ingenious product from the Twisted Tea Brewing Company. However, it's not as ingenious as, and you guessed it, Twisted Tea Light. If you recall, these cold summer pops, which a few of our friends enjoy year-round, came out long before the current Hard Seltzer craze. 21+ pool sippers have been singing the praises of hard iced tea since the first time they tried it twenty years ago.

Anyway, as for how many Twisted Teas will get you drunk, that's a hard question to answer. Everyone's body reacts differently to alcohol entering the bloodstream. Always know your limits before opening your first alcohol-based beverage, whether that's beer, cider, wine, mead, or in the case of Twisted Tea, malt liquor. Drinking a standard glass of wine or having a can of a insert popular brand of beer is roughly akin to having a Twisted Tea.

If you're a seasoned drinker/you drink alcohol a lot, you probably know how many glasses of wine or cans of beer it takes to get you drunk. By that rationale, Twisted Tea is no different. If it takes you 10 PBRs (Pabst Blue Ribbon) to get drunk, it will take you roughly 9-10 Twisted Teas to get drunk, pending all other factors are approximately the same (food consumption, sleep deprivation levels, etc.). The brewed tea or lemon flavor isn't going to change that one bit. In short, you don't need to ask the question, "Will alcohol get you drunk?" - We know the answer and that is yes, depending on the amount of alcohol you are consuming.

About Twisted Tea & the Twisted Tea Company

Twisted Tea, with it's "True Iced Tea Taste", first hit the market in 2001. The Cincinnati, Ohio-based Twisted Tea Brewing Company was founded on the, "twisted premise that a hard iced tea should taste like real iced tea". A drinker of this summertime malt liquor should feel no different drinking this tea over any other tea, you know, other than the booze.

In interesting news, Twisted Tea falls under the Boston Beer Company umbrella (Sam Adams) of brands. It was originally called BoDean's Twisted Tea. A lawsuit put an end to that, as a band named BoDeans didn't seem to be pleased with the result.

Twisted Tea FAQs

What is the alcohol content of Twisted Tea?

Twisted Tea Light is 5% ABV.

What is the alcohol content of Twisted Tea Light?

Twisted Tea Light is 4% ABV. Simple math would suggest that, just like light beer that has a lower ABV, it takes longer to get drunk drinking Twisted Tea Light than it does Twisted Tea Original, as the latter alcoholic beverage has more ethanol in it.

The 5% and 4% are still generously lower than the ABV rating of hard liquor, liquor such as Bourbon, Tequila or Vodka. The problem is that malt liquor beverages such as Twisted Tea get consumed in far greater volumes than their hard liquor counterparts.

What shapes and sizes do Twisted Teas come in?

  • 6 Pack 12oz Bottles
  • 12 Pack 12oz Bottles
  • 12 Pack 12oz Cans
  • 18 Pack 12oz Cans
  • 24oz Can
  • 10L Bag in A Box
  • 5L Bag in A Box
  • Countdown to Summer, 40 days, 40 teas (Twisted Tea 40 pack)

Unfortunately, or fortunately, cause that could get real weird, Twisted Teas do not come in a keg. That said, the Countdown to Summer 40 pack is 25% of a half barrel keg.

What flavors do Twisted Teas come in?

  • Twisted Tea Original
  • Half & Half
  • Slightly Sweet
  • Blueberry
  • Light
  • Peach
  • Mango
  • Blackberry
  • Raspberry

Where can I find Twisted Teas to purchase on-site or take home with me?

If you really want to do your own research, you can find the Hard Iced Tea by checking out the Twisted Tea Finder.

Is Twisted Tea Gluten-Free or Caffeine Free?

No, the hard iced tea malt beverage is neither gluten-free nor caffeine free.

What are the nutritional facts of Twisted Tea Original?

These measurements are based on a 12oz pour/can of Twisted Tea. If you're looking for some carbs, you can find them here. To note, half as much sugar is in a can of Twisted Tea Slightly Sweet

  • Calories - 194
  • Carbohydrates - 26g
  • Sugar Content - 23g

Can I get my photo on the back of a can?

You can. Submitting a photo to the good folks at Twisted Tea will give you a shot at getting on the back label of the hard iced tea can. Here is a list of rules for submission.

What kind of alcohol is in Twisted Tea?

Ethanol / Ethyl alcohol. We are casual in our approach, so if you said malt alcohol, we'd give you some credit for it.

Who drinks the most Twisted Tea?

Based on the map put out by the Boston Beer Company, the owner of Twisted Tea, and their @TwistedTea twitter account, it looks like these cities/regions consume the most Twisted Tea.

  • Philadelphia
  • Los Angeles
  • Phoenix
  • Houston

Wrapping Up

Remember, in order to (responsibly) test your theories as to how many Twisted Teas will get you drunk, you must be 21 years of age. And if you want to tread down this path, or, if you're just looking to casually sip an ice cold, Original Twisted Tea, you should probably consider doing so when and where it is warm out, as much like real tea, brewed with green or black tea leaves in tea bags, Twisted Teas aren't exactly trending in the wintertime.

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