It’s no secret that I like my beer.
I am always looking for new brews to try, and some of my favorite places to eat double as breweries. However, beer is certainly not good for your waistline, and it’s caloric value is often overlooked. I recently came across a few blog posts that discuss this issue, and offer some low cal alternatives.
(Based on 12 oz)
Wachusett Blueberry- 160 calories 4.5% ABV
Shock Top- 168 calories, 5.2% ABV
Blue Moon- 171 calories 5.4% ABV
Budweiser-145 calories, 5.0% ABV
**There are many new lighter options available, but how many calories are you really saving?**
Miller 64- 64 Calories, 2.8% ABV – This sounds great, but only 2.8%?!?!? Oh and it tastes terrible.
Bud Light- 110 calories, 4.2% ABV
Michelobe Ultra- 95 calories, 4.1% ABV
I think my favorite lighter option is Bud Light Plantum!- 137 calories 6.0% ABV
Yes this beer has 1.0% more ABV than Budweiser, and less calories! Oh, and it tastes great! I know it has a lot more calories than the other light beers, but with a 6.0% ABV you get the most bang for your alcoholic buck. I have 2 of these and call it a night. That’s 274 calories. I would have to drink 4 1/2 Miller 64’s for the same ABV which would be 288 calories of beer flavored water.
Some food for thought! 🙂
Favorite brew? Adult beverage?