21 of the Healthiest Beers

Some of the healthiest international, American, and Texas beers



Shown Above: Guinness

Type: Draught
Location: Ireland

Calories: 126
ABV: 4.2%
Carbs (grams): 9.87


Healthy American Beers

American beers used to be an afterthought when it came to taste and quality, but times have certainly changed. Today, the U.S. is home to some of the healthiest and tastiest brews around. In fact, the nine we selected here get better ratios of alcohol to calories than any other beers in the world. Take a look and see if your favorite made the list.

 

Bud Select 55

Low in calories, and guilt, Budweiser created the “lightest beer in the world.” At only 55 calories, it beats Miller-Coors’ MGD 64. Feel a part of the party without the hangover.

Brewery: Anhauser-Busch
Type: Light Lager
Location: St. Louis, MO

Calories: 55
ABV: 2.4%
Carbs (grams): 1.9

 

MGD 64

Brewery: Miller-Coors
Type: Light Lager
Location: Chicago, IL

Calories: 64
ABV: 2.8%
Carbs (grams): 2.4

 

Michelob Ultra (Editor's Choice)

Brewery: Anhauser-Busch
Type: Light Lager
Location: St. Louis, MO

Calories: 95
ABV: 4.2%
Carbs (grams): 2.6

 

Tire Bite Golden Ale

Brewery: Flying Dog
Type: Kölsch
Location: Frederick, MD

Calories: 124
ABV: 5%
Carbs (grams): 7.1

 

Sam Adam’s Light

Brewery: Sam Adams
Type: Light Lager
Location: Boston, MA

Calories: 124
ABV: 4%
Carbs (grams): 9.7

 

Session Lager 

Brewery: Full Sail Brewing
Type: American Pale Lager
Location: Hood River, OR

Calories: 130
ABV: 5.1%
Carbs (grams): 5

 

Purple Haze 

Anyone and everyone can fall in love with this ale. Purple haze is a medium-bodied beer that pours a golden color with purple tint. It has a mildly hoppy flavor with a hint of raspberry. 

Brewery: Abita
Type: Lambic Ale
Location: Abita Springs, LA

Calories: 128
ABV: 4.2%
Carbs (grams): 11

 

Coors Light

Among the mainstream lagers, Coors Light is the cleanest and lightest. It has a mild aroma, clean and crisp taste, is always sterile and never pasteurized. 

Brewery: Miller-Coors
Type: Light Lager
Location: Chicago, IL

Calories: 102
ABV: 4.2%
Carbs (grams): 5

 

Sunshine Wheat

Brewery: New Belgium
Type: American Pale Wheat Ale
Location: Fort Collins, CO

Calories: 145
ABV: 4.8%
Carbs (grams): 13


 

Healthy International Beers

World traveler, are you? Often hear these beers are too heavy and unpalatable? Look no further than these healthier international alternatives.

 

Dry Pear Cider

Brewery: Wyder’s
Type: Pear
Location: Canada

Calories: 130
ABV: 5%
Carbs (grams): 14

 

Newcastle Brown Ale

Type: Lager
Location: Great Britain

Calories: 140
ABV: 4.7%
Carbs (grams): 13

 

Corona Light (Best International Beer)

Type: Lager
Location: Mexico

Calories: 109
ABV: 4.5%
Carbs (grams): 5

 

Asahi Super Dry

Type: Lager
Location: Japan

Calories: 149
ABV: 5%
Carbs (grams): 11

 

Stella Artois

Stella Artois is easy to drink and a great beer to convert the average light beer drinker. It’s a clear, very pale golden lager with a frothy white head. It has a faint malty sweetness. 

Type: Lager
Location: Belgium

Calories: 135
ABV: 5.2%
Carbs (grams): 9

 

Amstel Light (Lowest Calories)

Type: Lager
Location: Holland

Calories: 95
ABV: 3.5%
Carbs (grams): 5

 

Heineken Light

In 2005, Heineken introduced the light version of their main brew. It has a lightly fruity taste, mild aroma, low alcohol content and a golden hue.

Type: Lager
Location: Holland

Calories: 99
ABV: 3.5%
Carbs (grams): 6.8


Healthy Texas Beers

Texas is a prideful, at times rebellious place, home to the hard-working American. It’d be a shame to let your hard work go to waste by drinking anything other than these lighter, yet tasty Texas brews. 

 

Shiner Light (Lowest Calories)

A small town with the biggest name in Texas’ breweries has a light lager with a smooth, complex flavor. Shiner doesn’t go light when making this beer. The Munich malts, select hops and pure Artesian water help reduce calories and carbs while while maintaining a full-bodied taste. 

Brewery: Spoetzl
Type: Lager
Location: Shiner, TX

Calories: 120
ABV: 4%
Carbs (grams): 9.1

 

Fancy Lawnmower

Brewery: Saint Arnold
Type: Kölsch
Location: Houston, TX

Calories: 150
ABV: 4.9%
Carbs (grams): n/a

 

Austin Amber

Brewery: Independence
Type: Amber Ale
Location: Austin, TX

Calories: 145
ABV: 4.9%
Carbs (grams): n/a

 

Fireman’s #4 (Best Texas Beer: ABV to Calories)

Brewery: Real Ale‚Äč
Type: Blonde Ale
Location: Blanco, TX

Calories: 150
ABV: 5.1%
Carbs (grams): n/a

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