How Many Calories Are in a Pint of Beer?

When drinking a beer, the average human is usually more preoccupied with who’s going to eat that last pork scratching, or on your friend Ian’s semi-interesting anecdote about lighthouses to focus on how many calories are in your beer. However if the average man requires around 2500 calories a day and the average woman 2000 a day, then it is important to know how many of those are taken up by that pint in your hand.

How Are Calories Counted in Beer?

Interesting fact time: About 60% of the calories in beer come from alcohol, the rest comes from carbohydrates.

And if you want to be an Alan Turing-style maths genius, you can get a rough idea of your beer’s calorie count yourself – using nothing more than the power of maths. The calories in beer are calculated using the ABV (alcohol percentage) multiplied by 2.5 and multiplying that number by the serving size (in ounces).

So ABV% x 2.5 x the ounces = an approx number of calories in your beer. See? Blogs can be informative AND fun.

A can of Beavertown beer is around 11.16 fluid ounces, for reference. It’s also worth noting that, in general, the higher the ABV of a beer, the more calories it has.

How Many Calories Are in a Pint of Beer?

Well that’s a great question. Thanks, the number of calories naturally varies depending on the brand, strength and type of beer. To give you an idea of the range, for a premium lager you’re looking at a whopping 338, whereas for a mild bitter it’s more like 148 calories.  On average though, you’re looking at roughly 208 calories per pint. Cue gasp. Or not. Depends what you were expecting.

How Many Calories Are in a Can of Beer?

• Again, the number depends on the what kind of beer it is and the size of the can. Take our champion session IPA, Neck Oil – this has an ABV of 4.3% and a calorie count of 122 calories per can.

How Many Calories Are in a Bottle of Beer?

• On average, a 330ml bottle of 5% ABV beer will have around 150 calories. Whereas a light beer will have anything between 50 and 100 calories. As we’ve said, the major indicator of calorie content is the alcohol content – the higher the ABV, the more calories there’ll be.

How Many Calories Are in Lager?

• On average a pint of 4% ABV lager will contain around 180 calories, roughly the same as a slice of pizza. And those calories come from fermenting and distilling all that starch and sugar. For more delicious starch and sugar options, check out our range of craft lagers.

How Many Calories Are in IPA Beer?

• IPA’s typically have a higher calorie count because they usually have a higher alcohol content. To give you an idea of the Beavertown IPA spectrum: A can of Neck Oil at 4.3% works out as 122 calories, whereas a can of Lupoloid at 6.7% works out at roughly 201 calories. For those 2 beers and all of our IPA’s in between, have a look here

How Many Calories Are in Pale Ale?

• All hail the pale ale – the sweeter, maltier, big-boned little brother of the IPA. For pale ales we’re looking on average at a calorie count of around 150.

How Many Calories Are in Non-Alcoholic Beer?

• Alcohol contains roughly 7 calories per gram, which is nearly on a par with calories in fat [9 calories per gram]. So what happens when there isn’t any alcohol? Well they still contain carbohydrates so there will still be calories. And in some cases they contain more sugar, driving the calorie count higher than some standard beers.

On average, non-alcoholic beers contain between 80 and 90 calories. Check out non-alcoholic beers such as Lazer Crush which contains 83 calories…

How Many Calories Are in a Beavertown Beer on Average?

The number of calories in Beavertown beers is different for every beer, so it varies depending on what you’re sippin’. Are you a Gamma Ray person who loves the interstellar flavours it offers? Or are you more of a fruity-flavour lover and enjoy nothing more than a glass of Lazer Crush? Here are our most popular beers and how many calories you can (approximately) find in each can.

How Many Calories Are in…

Lazer Crush

This flavour heavyweight, alcohol lightweight champion has only 83 calories per can and is another great option for those who might be watching their calorie count.

Satellite Super Session IPA

Beaming in at a super-sessionable 2.8%, this low alcohol thirst-quencher is perfect for pulling together a park picnic or a weeknight pint. Calorie-wise, you’re looking at 88 calories per can.

Neck Oil

Down to Earth with a light and refreshing flavour, Neck Oil is our champion Session IPA. It’s the perfect balance of interstellar hoppy flavours and earthy notes. Neck oil has an ABV of 4.3% and a calorie count of 122 calories per can. The light and zingy taste of Neck Oil is the perfect place to start your craft beer journey. Always refreshing. Always easy to drink (responsibly obvs).

Gamma Ray

Gamma Ray is our original craft beer icon. Our American dream. Inspired by those great pale ales from California’s Pacific coast. It’s bold and refreshing with a zap of bold American flavours that we love.

This out-of-this-world, rich and refreshing APA has an ABV of 5.4% and has around 150 calories per can.

And that’s all there is to know about how many calories there are in beer! All that remains is to remind you to pick up some Beavertown Barware to enjoy your beer in, too. Now you can return to your beer well-informed and can focus on the important things in life, like pork scratchings.

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