The Health Guru

Facts, Hints, Tips, Advice and Inspiration on everything to do about health & weight loss.

Nutrition Info: Calories in Beer

Posted on | February 12, 2012 | No Comments

“MMMmmmmmm…… Beer” – Homer Simpson

Beer !

There are thousands and thousands of beers being brewed across the world.  Therefore to answer the debate correctly – how many calories in beer… it truly depends on what type of beer you’re drinking.  And of course, the volume.

As a typical rule of thumb:  The higher percentage alcohol – the more calories it contains? Why?  Because beer contains ‘alcohol’ which provides the body with 7 calories / gram.

Therefore I took a broad range of beers and had a look at the calories in each:

Light / Low Carb Beer Eg: Pure Blonde, San Mig Light

  • Portion:  1 bottle 335ml (4.6%)
  • Energy: 107 Calories
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Carbs: 3g
  • Fat: 0 g


Midstrength Beer Eg: Carlton Midstrength (3.5%)

  • Portion: 1 bottle 335ml
  • Energy: 135 calories
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Carbs: 15 g
  • Fat: 0 g


Full Strength Beer Eg: Crown Lager (4.9%), Tiger (4.7%)

  • Portion: 1 bottle 335ml
  • Energy: 140 calories
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Carbs: 11 g
  • Fat: 0 g


Heavy Beer Eg: Kwak (8.5%)

  • Portion: 1 bottle 335ml
  • Energy: 250 calories
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Carbs: 15 g
  • Fat: 0 g
Therefore, if trying to minimise the damage to your waist line, stick to lower alcohol beers and wherever possible, choose a low carb option.
Gaining weight through drinking alcohol is easily achieved.  To gain 1/2 kg per week all you have to do is consume an additional 300 calories per day.  Taking note of the calorie content of the different beers above, you could see how easy that would be.
Therefore, try to drink light beers.  Also try to implement alcohol free days in your household.  It really helps if you make a pact to have at least 3-4 consecutive booze free days.  Such a small sacrifice for great rewards!

Related posts:

Nutrition Facts: Calories in Cocktails
Let's face it.  Cocktails taste delicious. ...
Is Red Wine healthy for me?
I think one the best rumours to be circulated in t...
Febfast - Pause for a cause
Today marks the 1st Day of February and Day 1 of F...
I survived Febfast!
Well I made it... 29 booze free days in Februa...


Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

  • ShoutBox

    Last Message
    0 minute

    You don't have sufficient rights to participate to this chat

  • Singapore Blog Awards

  • Apricot - 40 kcal in 100g
    Apricot - 40 kcal in 100g
    by Noni