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Best Lower-Calorie Beers



Traditional beers are full of empty carbs and calories, so the drink has never been diet friendly. Recently, however, many national brands have been promoting their new “healthy” additions to their product lines – Beers that are even more low calorie than their light options.

Keep in mind, however, that if you’re drinking to get buzzed, then it doesn’t really matter what type of beer you drink. Lower calorie beers typically have a lower alcohol content, so you’ll most likely be drinking more of them to achieve the same effect, thus you’ll be consuming roughly the same amount of calories as if you were drinking a higher calorie, full flavored alternative.

But, if you’re just a social drinker who wants to enjoy a few beers without the added calories, then a low calorie beer is perfect for you. You can save 500 calories or more if you drink three lower calorie beers compared to higher calorie ones.

Beer Calories Carbs (g) Alcohol content (%)
Budweiser Select 55 55 1.9 2.4
Miller Genuine Draft 64 64 2.4 2.8
Beck’s Premier Light 64 3.9 2.3
Pabst Pearl Light Beer 68 6 2.1
Michelob Ultra 95 3.2 4.1
Amstel Light 95 5 3.5
Anheuser Busch Natural Light 95 3.2 5.9
Natural Light 95 3.2 4.2
Miller Light 96 3.2 4.2
Budweiser Select 99 3.1 4.3
Heineken Light 99 6.8 3.5

There are also some non-alcoholic beers that are low in calories (O’Doul’s and Coors NA are both around 70 calories), but I didn’t include them on the list because what’s really the point?

Sujeet Patel is the founder of Guys Gab, the definitive men's lifestyle blog, and he's one of the biggest car enthusiast you'll ever meet. He's been fortunate enough to turn his passion for cars into a full-time job. Like they say, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."

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  1. Cracker

    April 20, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I would rather have a full keg smashed into my junk than have any beer with “light” or the actual calorie count in the name. But hey, different strokes and all. Some people just like to pee a lot.

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