Calories in Ginger Beer

Organic Ginger Ale Soda
A glass of ginger beer on a board with fresh mint, lime and ginger. (Image: bhofack2/iStock/Getty Images)

Made with ginger root, sugar and carbonated water, ginger beer is typically served as a non-alcoholic beverage similar to ginger ale. Some ginger beers, however, do contain alcohol. Because both alcohol and sugar calories are void of nutrition beyond the caloric energy, consume these drinks in moderation.

Calorie Information

Calorie counts vary by product. One brand of non-alcoholic ginger beer contains about 16 calories per ounce, or 128 calories in an 8-ounce glass. Another brand contains about 14 calories per ounce, or about 110 calories per 8 ounces. One brand of alcoholic ginger beer contains 255 calories per 500 milliliters, which is about 17 ounces. That works out to about 15 calories per ounce.

REFERENCES & RESOURCES
Load comments
PARTNER & LICENSEE OF THE LIVESTRONG FOUNDATION

Copyright © 2019 Leaf Group Ltd. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the LIVESTRONG.COM Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Copyright Policy. The material appearing on LIVESTRONG.COM is for educational use only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the LIVESTRONG Foundation. The LIVESTRONG Foundation and LIVESTRONG.COM do not endorse any of the products or services that are advertised on the web site. Moreover, we do not select every advertiser or advertisement that appears on the web site-many of the advertisements are served by third party advertising companies.