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How Many Calories Does a Pint of Beer Have?

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Amanda White has been a freelance ghostwriter since 2003, specializing in writing about medical issues. White has a Bachelor of Science in engineering from The George Washington University with a focus on biomedical engineering.
How Many Calories Does a Pint of Beer Have?
The calories in a pint of beer vary depending on the type of beer you choose. Photo Credit George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images

You can purchase a pint of your favorite beer at almost any restaurant, pub or bar. With 16 ounces of beer, a pint has one-third more beer than a typical 12-ounce bottle and, of course, about one-third more calories as well.


An average pint of regular beer has 204 calories, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. If you prefer light beer, a pint of light beer averages 137 calories. Beer has no fat, regular or light, and has no calories from fat.

Calories from Carbohydrates

Each gram of carbohydrates has 4 calories, per MedlinePlus, a service of the National Institutes of Health. A pint of regular beer has almost 17 grams of carbs, giving it more than 67 calories from carbohydrates. Each pint of light beer has just under 8 grams of carbohydrates for almost 31 calories from carbs.

Calories from Protein

A single gram of protein also has 4 calories. One pint of regular beer has more than 2 grams of protein for almost 9 calories from protein. With just over 1 gram of protein, light beer has nearly 5 calories from protein in each pint.

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