The truth about low carb beers

Filed under: Low-carb Tips — @ December 15, 2005

Like all large companies, they release products depending on the trends in America. The trend is low carb diets, so beer makers release low carb beers. They market it as having lower carbs and lower calories then normal beer, but is this really true? Or is it a marketing ploy?

bq. Most “low-carb” beers vary between 95 and 110 calories, and contain between 2.6 grams and 6.6 grams of carbs per 12-ounce serving. But don’t be fooled by the “light” label; as you can see in the table below, Michelob Light has just as many calories and carbs as regular beer.

AskMen tests nine beers total, and they get to take a sip of each and every one of them to tell you how they taste. A good read if you’re a beer drinker. What’s funny is that the panel consists of four people: a 21 y/o student, a 23 y/o bartender, a 27 y/o freelance journalist and a 30 y/o financial analyst. You can tell by their responses who knows their beers and who doesn’t

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