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How Many Calories in Beer?


Updated January 24, 2014

Question: How Many Calories in Beer?


Love to drink beer? If you’re trying to count calories, you may want to keep an eye on your beverage intake. Calories in popular drinks can make or break your diet. Beer is no exception. But the exact number of calories in beer will depend on the style and brew that you choose.

According to CalorieCount.com, there are 170 calories in a dark beer like Guinness Stout. Of course, that's if you drink the entire one pint serving. On the other hand, a there are only 95 calories in a light beer like Amstel Lager. You can even find lower calorie beer varieties like MGD that contains only 64 calories or Bud Select that has only 55.

As a general rule, lighter beer has fewer calories. The darker, heavier beers taste fuller and more robust because they contain more alcohol and more calories. Check the calorie count of your favorite beer online or on the cardboard packaging as most bottles and cans do not contain nutrition information. And your best bet for drinking fewer calories? Drink less beer. Try to drink at least one full glass of water for every beer that you consume.

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