How Many Calories Are In Beer?

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 12 fluid ounces
Calories 145 (606kJ)
Amount Per Serving % Daily
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 11mg <0.1%
Total Carbohydrate 11.5g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 1g <1%
Calcium 1%
Potassium 118mg 0%
Alcohol 14.2g
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When it comes to choosing your beverages, selecting alcohol based beverages is always going to be a gamble if you’re on a fat loss diet plan. While one drink every now and then may not do too much harm, if you’re downing alcohol drinks on a regular basis, the calories will quickly add up.

What’s more is that the minute you take in alcohol the body will stop its natural fat burning processes until this alcohol is cleared from your system, so for this reason it will hinder your overall results.

Let’s take a closer look at the nutritional data for a glass of beer.

Major Nutrients Found In Beer

Beer is quite high in calories coming in at 146 per 12 fluid ounces, however contains no fat at all. Still, the alcohol calories are rather dense at seven per gram proving that you’ll gain weight faster from alcohol than you would from protein or carbs which both have four calories per gram.

Beer dose provide you with a small dose of calcium, so that is one positive that you’ll get from having a glass, as well as will supply you with a bit of potassium as well.


There are a number of different beer varieties to choose from so aim to select one that matches you own specific taste preferences. They do now have light beer options available, so if you are watching your weight, this is what you’ll want to consider.

Beer is best served cold, so place it in the fridge until use.

Eat It With:

Beer is most commonly served with bar-style foods such as peanuts, wings, nachos, or potato chips. You can enjoy a glass on its own however or mix it with other ingredients to form a mixed drink.

Burn Off Calories In A Beer

To burn off the number of calories in a beer you would have to do:

  • 30 minutes gardening
  • 28 minutes softball
  • 23 minutes boxing