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Goose Island Pale Ale
208 calories, 21.1 g carbohydrates, 5.9% ABV
Calorie Equivalent: 82 Cheddar Goldfish Crackers!
Craft brews, like Goose Island’s, tend to be higher in both calories and alcohol than mainstream beers, so if you plan on enjoying one, keep it to one. But for those times when you plan on drinking a few, switch over to a light beer to keep the calories from quickly escalating. Consider this: a six-pack of this pale ale eclipses 1,200 calories. If you drink three, you’re 600 calories down, and that’s likely on top of your regular, food-based caloric intake. A good compromise is Michelob Ultra Amber, which is slightly more complex than most domestics. (Have trouble keeping your malts and hops straight? Consult our Essential Guide to Beer.)
Drink This Instead!
Michelob Ultra Amber
95 calories, 3.2 g carbohydrates, 3.9% ABV
You can stay on your summer diet and enjoy a bottle of beer with these beers for weight loss.