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15 Best Low-Carb Beers (So You Can Drink Without The Guilt)

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You Won't Break Your Diet Drinking These 15 Low Carb Beers
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Low carb, low calorie.

Here’s a fun fact: throughout history and even in some countries today, beer is considered a breakfast beverage (the Germans call this tradition frühschoppen). Beer is bread-like, super-filling, and even nutritional, which honestly makes it a better contender for starting the day off right compared to a stack of syrup-doused pancakes.

We’re not saying that you should drink beer for breakfast (your boss probably wouldn’t like that), but the filling, yeasty nature of this “liquid bread” does point to the fact that beer is seriously carb-loaded. Fortunately, we've put together options for the best low carb beer, so you can get your tasty fix without as many calories.

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1. Miller Genuine Draft “64”

This low carb beer has only 64 calories and 2.4 grams of carbs. It's made with sucralose instead of sugar, so if you’re not a fan of the Splenda taste, this probably won’t be your jam. If you don’t mind, though, sip away.

(Total Wine, $20.99/20-pack)

2. Greens Trailblazer

We're not quite sure how they do it, but Greens Trailblazer beer has only .5 grams of carbohydrates while still managing to pull a 4.7 ABV, and only 119 calories per serving.

(Total Wine, $7.99/9oz. bottle)

3. Michelob Ultra Amber

If the "light beers" on this list don't speak to your taste buds, try Michelob Ultra's Amber. It's a deeper, mahogany brew with only 95 calories and 3 carbs per serving.

(Target, $8.99/6-pack)

4. Heineken Light

Heineken Light delivers tasty, light flavor with only 99 calories and 6.8 grams of carbs per serving. Note that the ABV is a little low at 3.3.

(Total Wine, $23.99/12-pack)

5. Omission Ultimate Light Golden Ale

With only five grams of carbs and 99 calories, Omission Brewing Company's got your keto-heart set with their refreshing Ultimate Light Golden Ale.

(Total Wine, $8.99/6-pack)

6. Pabst Blue Ribbon

PBR is a hipster favorite that’s been dubbed “the champagne of beer.” The term "champagne" may be pushing it, but PBR has some good things going for it. Each serving has only 8.3 carbs and 119 calories.

(Target, $8.99/12-pack)

7. Natural Light

Natty Light is know for being the beer that doesn’t taste like beer, which isn’t such a bad thing if you don’t like that heavy beer taste. Also, at only 95 calories and 3.2 grams of carbs, it's easy on the waistline.

(Total Wine, $15.99/30-pack)

8. Nixe Extra Dry

This pilsner-style beer from Nixe manages to retail a full-body flavor profile without killing your low-carb diet. Each serving has only 114 calories and 2.49 grams of carbohydrates.

(Austrian Supermarket, €12.49)

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9. Newcastle Brown Ale

Get your English brown ale fix sipping on this low-carb beer from Newcastle. It's caramel-forward in flavor with 9.6 carbs and 138 calories per bottle.

(Mel and Rose, $14.99/6-pack)

10. Budweiser Select 55

Budweiser’s Select is officially the lowest-calorie, lowest-carb beer on our list. As you might have guessed from the name, it’s only 55 calories and 1.8 grams of carbs per bottle. This one’s a bit of a sacrifice in terms of flavor and ABV, but it certainly fits the low-carb bill.

(Total Wine, $23.99/30-pack)

11. Bud Light

For a bit more flavor, try Budweiser Light instead. It’s double the calories at 110, but is still low in carbs at 6.6 grams and still packs a 4.2 ABV.

(Target, $5.99/6-pack)

12. Beck’s Premier Light

Beck’s is a German-based brewery and their Premier Light is a great option for those seeking both low a calorie and low-carb beer. Each bottle has only 64 calories and 3.2 carbs, though the ABV is low at 2.3%.

(Total Wine, $12.49/12-pack)

13. Yuengling Light Lager

Get your lager fix via Yuengling’s Light Lager which is rich in flavor without all the extra calories. In fact, it's 99 calories per bottle with only 8.8 grams of carbohydrates.

(Total Wine, $11.99/12-pack)

14. Guinness Draught

Many people don’t realize that dark beers are typically lower in calories than their light-colored counterparts. This is true with rich and silky Guinness which has only 125 calories and 10 grams of carbs.

(Total Wine, $11.99/8-pack)

15. Corona Premier

Corona's honey-forward beer has only 90 calories and 2 carbs per serving. The lime wedge is optional, but we argue that the lime kind of makes the drink.  

(Total Wine, $7.99/6-pack)

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Wendy Rose Gould is a freelance lifestyle reporter based in Phoenix, Arizona. She contributes to NBC, Refinery29, Brides, Allure, Spotlyte, Total Beauty, Soko Glam, and others.

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