Choosing Beers in the New Year
Top 5 Low Calorie Craft Beers
Full Sail Session Lager
Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 5.10%
Calories: 130
Style: German Pilsner
ABV: 5.30%
Calories: 150
Guinness Stout
Style: Irish Dry Stout
ABV: 4.20%
Calories: 126
Flying Dog Tire Bite Golden Ale
Style: Kölsch
ABV: 5.10%
Calories: 124
Sam Adams Light
Style: Light Lager
ABV: 4.00%
Calories: 124
*All calories reported are based on a 12-ounce serving
**Taste ratings are based solely on our own opinions
Top 5 High Calorie Craft Beers
Please Note: You won't find a taste rating here because there's no denying
these beers are delicious; they're just not well suited for those on a strict diet.
BrewDog Tactical Nuclear Penguin
Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 32.00%
Calories: 960
Food Equivalent: Wendy's Baconator®
& Oreo® Frosty™ Parfait
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
ABV: 18.00%
Calories: 450
Food Equivalent: Cold Stone Chocolate Cake
Batter ice cream with Heath Toffee Bar topping
Style: American Double/Imperial Stout
ABV: 18.00%
Calories: 372
Food Equivalent: KFC Grilled Drumstick
Value Box
Sam Adams Imperial White
Style: Witbier
ABV: 10.30%
Calories: 340
Food Equivalent: Krispy Kreme Chocolate Kreme
Filled Donut
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
Style: American Barleywine
ABV: 9.60%
Calories: 330
Food Equivalent: 8-ounce steak
Fast Facts:
The majority of calories in your beer come from carbs. Considering that alcohol
is a carbohydrate, higher ABV beers tend to have more calories.
The federal Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) requires a calorie listing for any beer
that calls itself "light" or "lite." Otherwise, providing the information is optional.
Many drinkers consume beer in 16-ounce pints rather than 12-ounce bottles.
A 12-ounce craft beer that has 180 calories in the bottle leaps to 243 calories
in a pint glass.
It would take the average person approximately 29 minutes of walking or 12
minutes of running to burn off the calories in one average craft beer
(156 calories).
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