Does My Butt Look Big in This Beer?

I have to thank Deron for passing me this article, Calorie-counters, not all beer is equal, by Joe Sixpack. I doubt that there’s a huge population of people painstakingly attempting to count the calories in their favorite brews, but even for the many of us who don’t, calorie numbers may float into our heads at one time or another.

Beer with Tape Measure

I’ve been a Guinness lover for a long time, and years ago, when I had randomly come across a sign touting Guinness’ 125-calories per 12-ounces, I was secretly delighted; lo and behold, my favorite beer could run the gamut with "Lite" beers, offering no less taste. I don’t have to switch to some pilsener swill just to keep my calorie intake lower? Well, I hadn’t planned on it, but it’s nice to know to either way.

Soon, all beer, wine and spirit companies will have to divulge the nutrition facts for each of their brews, vintages and liquors, just like the rest of those already standardized by the Food and Drug Administration. Soon, but not quite yet.

This is where Bob Skilnik’s new book, Does My Butt Look Big in this Beer?, comes in. Featuring the nutritional values, including calories, carbs and Weight Watcher’s Points (…for people who live by those…) of 2000 Worldwide Beers, this handbook is the perfect companion for the calorie-conscious.



  • Bob Skilnik May 13, 2009 @ 11:57am

    The Alcohol Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau regulates booze, not the Food and Drug Administration.

  • Hannah May 13, 2009 @ 12:01pm

    Thanks Bob!

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