For those of you who count calories or if you’re just looking for a lower alcohol content beer, here is some helpful information to help you understand how having a few beers may affect your waistline!

Calories in alcohol are a product of two things…the percentage of alcohol and amount of sugar in the product. On average, a light beer has about 100 calories per 12 ounce serving and regular beer is about 150 calories per 12 ounce serving. Microbrews, especially stouts and porters can average between 150-200 calories per 12 ounce serving.

Over the past couple years, a new line of beers have hit the shelves that are brewed to be low calorie and low alcohol. Many people have been looking for these styles because they are diet conscious or like the flavor of beer, but don’t want as much alcohol. I guess you could classify these beers as “extra light.”

There are three beers in particular that are on the market that have had some success and are worth a try:

beer-suds_webBUDWEISER SELECT 55: Brewed by Anheuser Busch, this is the lightest beer available on the market. At only 55 calories per 12 ounces, it has almost half as many calories as the typical light beer and almost 4 times less calories than the typical microbrew. Alcohol content is only 2.4% which is also about half the alcohol of a typical beer. The flavor is very light with a very clean, beer taste.

MILLER GENUINE DRAFT 64: Brewed by Miller/Coors MGD 64 has only 64 calories per 12 ounces serving and 2.8% alcohol. A little more flavor when compared to Budweiser Select 55, but overall there is not a huge difference.

BECK’S PREMIER LIGHT: Beck’s Premier Light from Germany was actually the first extra light on the shelves a few years ago! Beck’s Premier Light has 64 calories and 2.3% alcohol per 12 ounces. Beck’s Premier Light has more flavor than the previous two beers mentioned.

For those of you who prefer wine or distilled spirits….

On average distilled spirits like whiskey, gin, and vodka that are 80 proof, will have about 100 calories per 1.5 ounces. Of course, if you buy flavored spirits or mix in any juice or soda, the calorie count will go up.

Red wine and white wine will vary depending on varietal and alcohol content, but on average you can estimate wine to be about 20 calories per ounce.

Below you will find a chart with most major breweries and styles for you to compare how your favorite brew stacks up against the “extra light” beers!

 

BRAND ALCOHOL CALORIES/12 oz CARBS
Anchor Porter 5.60% 209 *
Anchor Steam 4.90% 153 16.0g
Bard’s Gold (Gluten-Free) 4.60% 155 14.2g
Big Sky I.P.A. 6.20% 195 *
Big Sky Moose Drool 5.20% 177 15.6g
Big Sky Scape Goat 4.70% 163 13.9g
Big Sky Trout Slayer Ale 4.70% 163 13.9g
Blue Moon 5.40% 171 13.7g
Bud Ice 5.50% 123 8.9g
Bud Light 4.20% 110 6.6g
Bud Light Lime 4.20% 116 8.0g
Budweiser 5.00% 145 10.6g
Budweiser Select 4.30% 99 3.1g
Budweiser Select 55 2.40% 55 1.9g
Busch Beer 4.60% 133 10.2g
Busch Light 4.10% 95 3.2g
Carta Blanca 4.00% 128
Coors Light 4.15% 104 5.3g
Coors 4.91% 149 12.2g
Corona Extra Beer 4.60% 148 13.99g
Dos Equis XX Imported Beer 4.70% 149
Dos Equis XX Special Lager 4.90% 156
Foster’s Lager 5.10% 156 11.0g
George Killian’s Irish Red 4.98% 162 14.8g
Grolsch 5.00% 145 9.5g
Guiness Draught – Bottle * 126 9.9g
Guinness Extra Stout 4.27% 153 17.4g
Hamm’s Beer 4.70% 144 12.1g
Hamm’s Special Light 3.90% 110 8.3g
Harp 4.55% 142
Heineken Lager Beer 5.00% 150 11.5g
Heineken Special Dark Beer 5.10% 170
Heineken Special Light 3.80% 99 6.8g
Icehouse 5% 132 8.7g
Keystone Light 4.13% 103 5.0g
Keystone Premium 4.43% 111 5.8g
Kirin Beer 6.80% 188
Kronenbourg Beer 5.10% 153
Leinenkugel Amber Light 4.14% 110 7.4g
Leinenkugel Honey Weiss 4.92% 149 12.0g
Leinenkugel Red 4.94% 166 16.2g
Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat 4.90% 165 16g
Michelob Amber Bock 5.20% 166 15.0g
Michelob Golden Draft 4.70% 152 14.1g
Michelob Golden Light 4.10% 110 7.0g
Michelob Honey Lager 4.90% 175 17.9g
Michelob Lager 5.00% 155 13.3g
Michelob Light 4.30% 113 6.7g
Michelob Ultra 4.10% 95 2.6g
Mickey’s Fine Malt Liquor 5.60% 157 11.2g
Miller Chill 4.20% 110 6.5g
Miller Genuine Draft 4.70% 143 13.1g
Miller Genuine Draft “64” 2.80% 64 2.4g
Miller Genuine Draft Light 4.20% 110 7g
Miller High Life 4.70% 143 13.1g
Miller High Life Light 4.20% 110 7g
Miller Lite 4.20% 96 3.2g
Milwaukee’s Best 4.30% 128 11.4g
Milwaukee’s Best Ice 5.90% 144 7.3g
Milwaukee’s Best Light 4.20% 98 3.5g
Milwaukee’s Best Premium 4.30% 128 11.4g
Molson Canadian Beer 5.10% 153
Molson Light 2.41% 82
Moosehead 5.00% 153
Natural Ice 5.90% 157 8.9g
Natural Light 4.20% 95 3.2g
New Belgium 1554 5.60% 205 25g
New Belgium Abbey 7.00% 200 18g
New Belgium Fat Tire 5.20% 160 15g
New Belgium Mothership 4.80% 155 15g
New Belgium Trippel 7.80% 215 20g
O’Doul’s non-alcohol 0.40% 70 13.3g
Old Milwaukee Beer 4.50% 146 12.9g
Old Milwaukee Light 3.80% 114 8.3g
Olde English 800 5.90% 160 10.5g
Olde English High Gravity 8.00% 220 14.6g
Pabst Blue Ribbon 4.65% 144 12.01g
Pilsener Urquell 4.20% 160 14.7g
Red Dog 5.00% 147 14.1g
Red Hook ESB 5.77% 179 14.15g
Red Hook IPA 6.50% 188 12.66g
Red Strlpe Lager Beer 5.00% 153
Rolling Rock Extra Pale 4.60% 142
Sam Adams Boston Ale 4.94% 160 19.9g
Sam Adams Boston Lager 4.75% 160 18.0g
Sam Adams Cherry Wheat 5.20% 166 16.86g
Sam Adams Cream Stout 4.69% 195 23.94g
Sam Adams IPA 5.93% 175
Sam Adams Light 4.05% 124 9.7g
Sam Adams Pale Ale 5.25% 145
Sierra Nevada Porter 5.60% 194 18.4g
Sierra Nevada Stout 5.80% 225 22.3g
Sierra Nevada Summerfest 5.00% 158 13.7g
Sierra Nevada Wheat 4.40% 153 13.1g
Spaten Munich Special Dark 6.60% 185
St. Pauli Girl Beer 4.90% 148 8.7g
St. Pauli Girl Dark Beer 4.80% 150
Steel Reserve Six 6.00% 160 11.0g
Stella Artois 5.20% 12.78g
Stroh’s Beer 4.60% 149 12.0g
Stroh’s Light 4.40% 113 7g
Tecate 4.40% 146
Tsingtao Beer 4.79% 153

 

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