How many calories are in one beer?

How many calories are in one beer?

There are 70-150 calories in a bottle of beer.

Regular Beer

On average, 150 calories per 12 oz. bottle
This is approximately 12 calories per ounce.


Budweiser, Corona, Guinness Draught, Miller Genuine Draft, Newcastle, Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada

Light (Lite) Beer

On average, 100 calories per 12 ounce (oz.) bottle
This is approximately 8 calories per ounce.


Amstel Light, Bud Light, Coors Light, Heineken Light, Miller Lite

Non-alcoholic Beer

On average, 70 calories per 12 oz. bottle
This is approximately 6 calories per ounce.


Beck’s, Busch, O’Doul’s, Old Milwaukee

A six-pack of regular beer (12 oz. bottles) can add 900 empty calories to your day. You might have to walk 6 miles to burn this many calories.

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