11 Low Calorie Beers for the New Year
Losing weight is the most popular new year’s resolution. These low calorie beers will help you obtain your health goals while still indulging in your favourite drink!
By The Beer Community on Jan. 03, 2022
New year, new you! If one of your new year’s resolutions is to be healthy, lose weight, count calories, etc. then this list of beers is for you! Here are 11 beers (6 under 100 calories) to drink to fulfil your healthy new year’s resolutions.
What is the best beer to drink on a diet?
Depending on the diet, you may want to focus on your goals. Some diets, like the Keto Diet, require a low-carb intake, which would require low carb beers. While most other diets call for you to limit your calorie intake. Finding the best beer to drink on a diet really depends on your needs.
Which beer has the least amount of calories?
There are hundreds of thousands of beers in the world, so we couldn’t tell you which beer has the least amount of calories ever, but the Budweiser Select has a total of 55 net calories, which is pretty dang low.
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Budweiser Select 55 – Anheuser-Busch InBev
Budweiser Select 55 is a light lager with aroma notes of toasted malts and subtle hopping. With only 55 calories, this beer is a great way to shed that holiday weight. If you’re not fond of a 2.4% ABV, grab a bottle of Budweiser Select. The original Select beer contains 99 calories with an ABV% of 4.3
Calories: 55 | ABV%: 2.4
Bikini Beer – Evil Twin Brewing
This light-bodied pale ale Bikini Beer is surprisingly not thin whatsoever. A lovely hop aroma on the nose leads into a completely balanced body. You’ll have a well-balanced bikini body yourself, if you make this your nightly sip throughout spring.
Calories: 80 | ABV%: 2.7
Dixie Light Beer – Dixie Brewing Company
This beer was formulated with the challenge of providing light beer drinkers a premium beer experience that delivers the flavour and satisfaction of the original Dixie Beer. Have a sip, and you’ll see the challenge has been met with Dixie Light.
Calories: 91 | ABV%: 3.8
Ultimate Light Golden Lager – Omission Beer
Omission’s Ultimate Light Golden Ale is smooth, easy-drinking and full of flavour. With only 5 carbs and 99 calories, this beer is perfect to help you with your new year’s resolutions.
Calories: 99 | ABV%: 4.2
Yuengling Light Lager – Yuengling Beer Co.
This is an exceptional brew for anyone who doesn’t want to sacrifice character for a low-calorie light beer. Masterfully developed to maintain the full flavour profile akin to the flagship lager brand, but has only 99 calories!
Calories: 99 | ABV%: 3.2
Corona Light – Anheuser-Busch Inbev
Corona Light is light-bodied, dry and crisp. The same great refreshing taste you expect from Corona Extra, with a little less alcohol and calories. The perfect beer to sip on the beach while still keeping a lean figure!
Calories: 99 | ABV%: 3.7
Cariboo Light Lager – Cariboo Brewing
Cariboo Light Lager has a dry character with no aftertaste and no bitter notes. It to be the #1 selling light beer in BC. This Light Lager is a low alcohol replica of Cariboo’s Award Winning Genuine Draft, without compromising that same satisfying finish. The 4% alcohol brew is made from pure BC spring water for maximum refreshment any time for only 100 calories!
Calories: 100 | ABV%: 4
Genesee Light – Genesee Brewing Company
Genesee Light is a true light beer. If you’re looking for a smooth-drinking, refreshing, light-bodied beer with under 101 calories, then Genesee Light is for you.
Calories: 100 | ABV%: 3.6
Keystone Premium – Miller Coors
This member of the Keystone family is a high quality lager. With only 111 calories, Keystone Premium is a good beer to drink without feeling guilty.
Calories: 111 | ABV%: 4.4
Extra Dry – Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Many saison beers are great low-cal beer options because the yeasts in them “eats” away at a lot of the residual sugars. This slightly tart saison is brewed with rice and designed to mimic the subtle and drinkable flavours of sake. Citrusy and a tad zesty like a cucumber, you can think of it like drinking a salad.
Calories: 115 | ABV%: 3.8
Samuel Adams Light – Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Sam Adams Light is not just a lighter version of the Samuel Adams Boston Lager but rather the culmination of over two years of tireless research and brewing trials that proved to be worth the wait. It features a crisp and smooth roasted malt finish without any lingering bitterness, leaving you yearning for that next sip. The best part? Samuel Adams Light contains only 119 calories. The perfect beer when you’re craving just one.
Calories: 119 | ABV%: 4.3
Did we forget about your favourite low-calorie beer?Let us know and we will add it to this list!
Which beers have the highest calories?
If you’re not necessarily trying to lose weight but just want to be more health-conscious, here is a list of some of the higher calorie beers that you might want to stay away from:
- Samuel Adams Imperial Stout: 308 calories
- Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Über-Oktoberfest: 255 calories
- Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s Stout: 225 calories
- New Belgium Brewing Company’s Tripel: 221 calories
- Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s Celebration Ale: 214 calories
- Molson XXX: 212 calories
- Samuel Adams Boston Lager: 180 calories
- Guinness Extra Stout: 176 calories
- Sierra Nevada Pale Ale: 176 calories
- Harpoon IPA: 170 calories
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