Special Report

Beers With the Most (and Least) Calories

Americans are beer fanatics — and with over 5,000 breweries across the United States, it’s easy to be one. But cracking open a cold one can be problematic when watching your waistline.

The average 12 ounce beer contains around 150 calories, which may not seem like much. But drinking several beers in a sitting, as well as binge drinking, is a common practice in this country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 6 American adults drink at least six beers a day four times a month. Drinking six typical beers amounts to 900 calories, which is nearly half the typical person’s recommended daily caloric intake.

With the nation’s obesity epidemic in full swing, it’s more important than ever to monitor caloric intake. One way to cut back on the extra calories is to reduce the amount of calories from alcohol — either by drinking less or by drinking beers with less calories. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed 250 common beers to find which beers have the most calories and which have the least.

Read on to see which beers are costing you the most calories.

Click here to see beers with the most calories.
Click here to see beers with the least calories.
Click here to read our detailed findings and methodology.