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15 Most Popular Low Calorie Beers

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Low calorie beer is a lighter, more waistline-friendly option for beer lovers. It’s brewed to have a lower calorie and carbohydrate content compared to regular beers, making it a great choice for those who are mindful of their calorie intake but still want to enjoy a cold, refreshing brew. Whether you’re watching your weight, trying to maintain a healthier lifestyle, or simply looking for a lighter alternative, these low calorie beers can be a satisfying option for many beer enthusiasts.

Dogfish Head Slightly Mighty

Dogfish Head Slightly Mighty
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The Dogfish Head Slightly Mighty is an IPA with only 95 calories. The key to this delicious beer is monk fruit, a Chinese plant that offers an earthy sweetness with no calories. The monk fruit perfectly complements the fruity notes of pineapple, mango, and citrus in the beer and mixes well with the sharp, hoppy flavor.


Kona Light Blonde Ale

Kona Light Blonde Ale
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Although the Kona brand is less-known than the American beer giants, the brand is a favorite among light beer lovers. Based in Switzerland and founded in recognition of Hawaii’s natural beauty, Kona is a sustainable craft beer brand. The Kona Light Blonde Ale has a light, tropical flavor enhanced by adding mango.


Blue Moon LightSky

Blue Moon LightSky
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Blue Moon is famous as the wheat ale brewed with Valencia orange peel. The Blue Moon LightSky is an interesting offshoot of the original beer, featuring only 95 calories, a wheat base, and a tangerine peel brew for a bright, citrus flavor. The classic citrus and wheat flavor of Blue Moon is fully realized in this low-calorie option.


Guinness Draught

Guinness Draught
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It’s difficult to imagine that the rich and full flavor of a dark Irish Stout can be a low-calorie option. However, it’s generally a myth that dark beers have more calories than light beers. The Guinness Draught is a low-calorie companion to a classic Guinness and contains the same rich barley flavor as the classic stout.

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Beck’s Premier Light

Beck's Premier Light
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From German brewery Brauerei Beck & Co., Beck’s Premier Light is a surprisingly flavorful addition to light beers. The beer is a light lager with prominent notes of fruit and citrus that brighten the flavor. Although Beck’s Premier Light is low-calorie, a distinct sweetness gives it a smooth taste. 


Oskar Blues One-Y IPA

Oskar Blues One-Y IPA
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Founded in Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery is a craft brewery well-known for its unique and creative brews. The Oskar Blue One-Y IPA is a 100-calorie beer packed with flavor. The beer is advertised as a “hazy” Indiana Pale Ale. The primary flavors in the One-Y IPA are classic pale ale malt mixed with honey, peach, and citrus.


Firestone Walker Flyjack IPA

Firestone Walker Flyjack IPA
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The Firestone Walker Beer Company is a California brewery focused on bold flavors and sustainable practices. The Flyjack IPA is the brewery’s flagship low-calorie beer option. Although IPA beers are famously high-calorie beverages, the Flyjack IPA has only 96 calories and a full flavor of bright citrus notes.


Island Active

Island Active
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Island was formed as the go-to brand for adventure-seeking adults looking for a nice alcoholic beverage. Health-conscious individuals are often limited when it comes to tasty cocktails and beer, but this brand offers several whole-ingredient and low-calorie options. The Island Active is a light lager with only 88 calories and 2.6 carbs.


Lagunitas DayTime IPA

Lagunitas DayTime IPA
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Lagunitas DayTime IPA contains all of the best features of IPA, including smooth malts, bright hops, and no bitter taste. In addition, the DayTime IPA cuts the typical IPA calorie count in half, containing only 98 calories and three carbs. The primary flavor notes in the DayTime IPA are citrus, but a slight herbal and earthy flavor helps give a fuller flavor.

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Heineken Light

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Over the years, Heineken has expanded their classic green-bottled flavor to suit any person’s needs, including low-calorie beer and non-alcoholic beer. Heineken’s classic, smooth flavor is fully present in the 90-calorie Heineken Light. In addition to the refreshing taste of hops and subtle yeast, there are some faint notes of apple present.


Michelob ULTRA

Michelob ULTRA
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Michelob ULTRA is a classic sports bar beer, as the smooth flavor pairs perfectly with delicious bar food like mozzarella sticks or giant pretzels. Whether you indulge in a tasty treat or not, the light-lager taste will fit the vibe. The beer has 95 calories and only 2.6 carbs per can or bottle. 


Corona Premier

Corona Premier
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Corona is the go-to beer for sunny days and beach trips, and the drink combines the crisp and hoppy American style with classic citrus and sweet notes from Mexican beers. Corona Premier is a low-calorie version of the classic Corona flavor. The primary flavors are bright, enhanced by sweet honey and sharp hops. 


Miller 64

Miller Lite promotes itself as the “original light beer,” and Miller 64 is a continuation of the brand. Miller 64 is advertised as “extra light beer,” thanks to its incredibly low 64-calorie content per can. Compared to Miller Lite, Miller 64 has fewer calories and lower alcohol content but the same full American Pilsner flavor.


Bud Light Next

Bud Light Next
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Bud Light is a famous light beer, and Bud Light Next is a no-carb option for health-conscious light beer fans. Bud Light Next has about the same alcohol content as Bud Light, but contains no carbs, no sugar, and just 80 calories. The taste of Bud Light Next is refreshing and crisp, similar to a brewed seltzer.

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Yuengling Light Lager

Yuengling Light Lager
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Home of the famous Black & Tan and Yuengling Traditional Lager, Yuengling is famous for its bold flavors. The Yuengling Light Lager doesn’t skimp on that same distinct flavor, as the familiar caramel malt flavor is present. With 99 calories and about three carbs, Yuengling Light Lager is an excellent low-calorie option.


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Written by Paul Kushner

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