If you're craving the taste of beer but don't want to consume the alcohol, you could go for a non-alcoholic beer.
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Popular beer brands like Miller, Heineken and Becks all offer at least one type of non-alcoholic beer, and there are many other brands making craft beers without any booze at all.
In the U.S., non-alcoholic beers must have less than 0.5 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), per the FDA. Many brands offer non-alcoholic options with 0 percent ABV.
Non-Alcoholic Beer Nutrition Facts
Just because the label says "non-alcoholic" doesn't mean you're drinking a low-calorie beer. Non-alcoholic beer tends to be just as high in calories as its regular-beer counterparts.
A cup of standard malt non-alcoholic beer contains 99 calories, per the USDA. There are 19.1 grams of carbs in non-alcoholic beer and nearly zero protein.
Many newer brands of non-alcoholic beer do contain fewer calories and carbs than standard alcoholic beers, so they can be a good option for people who want to keep their liquid calories to a minimum. Just be sure to read the nutrition label before you crack open a bottle or can.
Vitamins in Non-Alcoholic Beer
Beer does have a small amount of your recommended amount of a few different B vitamins, per the USDA. A glass contains about 8 percent of the niacin you need as well as 5 percent of your riboflavin requirement to help your body break down food.
Carbs and Calories in Non-Alcoholic Beer Brands
1. Partake Brewing
There are 10 calories and 2 grams of carbohydrates in one can of Partake Brewing's IPA
2. Busch NA
There are 60 calories and about 13 grams of carbohydrates in one 12-ounce can of Busch NA.
3. Heineken 0.0
There are about 63 calories and 15 grams of carbohydrates in one 10-ounce serving of Heineken 0.0.
4. Coors Edge
There are 41 calories and 8 grams of carbohydrates in one bottle of Coors Edge.
5. Paulaner Hefeweissbier Alkoholfrei
There are about 72 calories and 16 grams of carbohydrates in one 10-ounce serving of Paulaner Hefeweissbier Alkoholfrei.
There are 92 calories and 19 grams of carbohydrates in one bottle of Clausthaler Non-Alcoholic Beer.
7. Grüvi Stout Alcohol-Free
There are 45 calories and 12 grams of carbohydrates in one can of Grüvi Stout Alcohol-Free.
8. Miller Sharp's
There are 58 calories and 12.1 grams of carbohydrates in one 12-ounce serving of Miller-owned Sharp's.
9. Beck's Blue Alcohol-Free Beer
There are about 42 calories and 9 grams of carbohydrates in a 10-ounce glass of Beck's Blue Alcohol-Free Beer.
10. St. Pauli Girl Non-Alcoholic Beer
There are 96 calories and 21 grams of carbohydrates in one 12-ounce bottle of St. Pauli Girl Non-Alcoholic Beer.
- Paulaner: Paulaner Thomas Bräu Non Alcoholic Brew
- Anheuser Busch: Anheuser Busch Nutritional Information
- FDA: "Malt beverage, includes non-alcoholic beer"
- Heineken 0.0
- Busch NA
- Grüvi Stout Alcohol-Free
- Kroger: "Clausthaler Non-Alcoholic Beer"
- Paulaner Hefeweissbier Alkoholfrei
- Coors Edge
- Partake Brewing: IPA
- Molson Coors: "Sharp's"
- FDA: "CPG Sec 510.400 Dealcoholized Wine and Malt Beverages - Labeling"
- Women's Health: "The 11 Best Non-Alcoholic Beers, According To Nutritionists"
- Calorie King: "https://www.calorieking.com/us/en/foods/f/calories-in-non-alcoholic-ales-beers-non-alcoholic-beer-05-alc/KlsWHGMIR36VFUUlloRZwQ"