One of the things you might miss the most on a ketogenic or low carb diet is beer, and we feel you on that! In case the situation arose where we didn't have the option to drink wine or liquor we wanted to be well informed on any possible keto friendly beer options. And, sometimes hot summer nights call for downing a cold one! Watch Matthew and I break down the ins and out of carbs and alcohol percentage in beers, as well as give you our finest recommendations.
Alcohol Content In Beer: Your Options!
1. Coors Light
Flavor Profile: Sweet, Light
The HUGE list of keto friendly foods.
2. Busch Ice (sorry, couldn't find a bottle)
Flavor Profile: Watery, Subtle beer taste
3. Natural Light
Flavor Profile: Watery, Clean flavor
4. Keystone Light
Flavor Profile: Very watery, Easy to drink
5. Bud Light
Flavor Profile: Crisp
6. Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)
Flavor Profile: Slightly metallic with a subtle hoppy flavor.
7. Miller Lite
Flavor Profile: Full bodied with a bitter aftertaste.
8. Michelob Ultra
Flavor Profile: Malty, Sweet
9. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Flavor Profile: Hoppy, Full bodied, Floral
10. Bells Two Hearted IPA
Flavor Profile: Intense hop aroma with a malty balance.
11. Flying Dog Kerberos Tripel
Flavor Profile: Hoppy, Fruity, Mellow
Best Alcohol: Our Beer Recommendations and More!
We always prefer to drink wine or liquor when enjoying a night out or even in the house. Some of our go to's for wine are Pinot Grigio and Cabernet Sauvignon, while some of our liquor go to's are vodka and whiskey. To put these beers to the test we compared them to our favorite drink of choice, wine, using the metric what will "get us where we want to be." For Matthew that was three glasses of wine, at 9 net carbs, and for Megha it was two glasses of wine, at 6 net carbs.
We found the beers that give you the best bang for your buck are Busch Ice, Natural Light, Miller Lite and Michelob Ultra! A higher percent, higher carb, but very workable one is Flying Dog Kerberos Tripel. If you enjoy and work other beers into your macros that we didn't mention above, comment them below.