Beer gets a bad rap in the low carb world, but keto beer is not only available, it’s the perfect mate to your favorite low carb recipes! Great news, right? I’ll drink to that!
That said, the carbs in beer vary widely by style and brand.
While some beers are essentially carb-laden liquid-bread, others are surprisingly guiltless keto alcohol options.
Not sure where to start looking for low carb drinks?
Fear not, keto keg-popper, this list is of healthy drinks here to share the top 12 low carb beer choices you can sip on without derailing your low carb diet.
Are you wondering what beer has the lowest calories and carbs? Where to find the best tasting low carb beer? Whether there is EVEN SUCH A THING as low carb craft beer? So did I!
Which inspired me to share these top 12 keto beer choices with you all.
So before you head to off to your holiday party or summer barbeque, don’t deny yourself a case of cold ones. Here are the best 12 low carb beer options:
1. Bud Select 55
Bud Select 55 is an American light lager style beer that incorporates caramel malts and domestic/imported hops for a smooth, subtle flavor that’s similar to original Budweiser.
As far as low carb beer goes, Bud Select 55 is the lightest on carbs with only 1.8 grams per bottle!
→ 1.9 carbs
→ ABV: 2.4%
2. Michelob Ultra
A classic low carb light lager, Michelob Ultra has been a beloved staple on the keto alcohol scene since 2002. The flavor is smooth and hoppy, and since it has a stronger alcohol content than Bud Select 55, the Michelob Ultra carbs may stretch further in the long run.
3. Bud Select
Another favorite carb-conscious selection from Budweiser is the Budweiser Select variety.
It does contain more carbs per bottle than Bud Select 55, but it’s got a clean, crisp taste and respectable 4.3% alcohol content.
4. Miller Lite
Miller Lite is a pilsner-style beer with a rich, full-bodied flavor that is thoughtfully crafted to make the most of all 96 calories.
Miller Lite is regarded as a tasty low carb beer option for folks who like a stronger brew.
5. Busch Light
Busch Light is another light lager with an easy-drinking taste that pairs well with almost any food! Serve icy cold for a refreshing treat.
6. Becks Premium Light
Care for a low carb beer UK style? Becks is a fruity, hoppy German lager that comes in a distinctive green bottle, and is widely available across the US and Europe.
Becks beer is so delicious because of its fresh, crisp aroma and clean finish. Perfect companion for a lazy summer evening!
7. Bud Light Platinum
Bud Light Platinum is a unique light beer. Each cobalt blue bottle holds a bold formula that’s triple filtered with a smooth finish that creates its top-shelf taste.
Bud Light Premium might just be the perfect complement to your meal!
8. Bud Light
Bud Light has been a low carb favorite since 1982!
Unlike Bud Select and Bud Select 55, Bud Light has a unique malt-to-hops ratio that gives this beer a different flavor profile than original Budweiser.
9. Keystone Light
Keystone light is a refreshing light lager that’s “always smooth, never bitter” as advertised. With a 4.2% alcohol volume, it does the trick as well!
10. Coors Light
Coors Light is a premium light beer with a medium body and a smooth flavor. It’s an American lager brewed in Colorado at the edge of the Rocky Mountains.
11. Corona Light
Corona Light has 30% fewer calories than original Corona, with all the same hoppy deliciousness! Enjoy with a slice of lime for maximum refreshment. Salud!
12. Dogfish Head Slightly Mighty IPA
That’s right! A light craft beer! Dogfish Head’s Slightly Mighty IPA is a sharp, floral brew featuring monk fruit extract for a sublime, citrusy flavor. Don’t miss out on this one!
The best tasting low carb beer will depend on your taste and preferences. I’m a Coors Light kinda gal, while others prefer Bud Light… let me know what you prefer in the comments below!
Beer and low calorie are not often used in the same sentence… BUT, this list is changing the game! As well as being low carb, (generally speaking) these beers are low calorie too!
The #1 low calorie beer is Bud Select 55, with (you guessed it), only 55 calories! Shocking, I know.
Looking for more keto cocktails to enjoy? Here are some of my faves:
- Keto Old Fashioned. Simple, but a classic.
- Keto White Russian. Channel your inner “dude”.
- Keto Margarita. EASY summertime cocktail.
- Keto Eggnog. Happy holidays!
Top 12 Low Carb BeersPrint Recipe Pin Recipe
- 1 1/2 Ounces Vodka
- 1/2 Ounce Lime Juice
- 1/2 Cup Diet Ginger Beer or ginger ale
- Ice Cubes
- 1 Lime Wedge for garnish
- Add vodka (1 1/2 Ounces), lime juice (1/2 Ounce ) and diet ginger beer (1/2 cup) to a moscow mule mug, or glass and gently stir.
- Add ice to cup, garnish with lime wedges, and enjoy!
Fans Also Made These Low Carb Recipes:
- Traditionally this cocktail is made with ginger beer, but the diet version of this can be hard to find. Substitute for ginger ale for a little less spicy flavor.
Well friends, there you have it! The top 12 keto beer choices for every taste and season.
Do you have a favorite low carb beer that I didn’t mention? A rocking 0-carb cocktail? Don’t hesitate, share your thoughts with me in the comments below! Bottoms up!