19 Adult Beverages With More Calories Than A Snickers Bar

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Many of the largest players in the beer industry recently agreed to finally start including calorie counts on their bottles and cans. While some some fans of these adult beverages might have an idea of how many calories they’re drinking down, others may be in for a surprise. 

The members of the American Beer Institute — including Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, HeinekenUSA, and the Craft Brew Alliance — haven’t yet released the new calorie information, the folks at Nutrition Action have already compiled a list of calorie counts for beer, wine, and bottled cocktails.

Many beers have fewer than 170-calories in a 12 oz. serving — including Budweiser (150), Miller High Life (140), Yuengling (140), and Heinekin (140) — meaning they have fewer calories than a can of Mountain Dew.

Interestingly, according to this list, “light beers” run the gamut from 55 calories (Budweiser Select 55) to 120 calories (Bud Light Lime, Michelob Light, and Sam Adams Light). Even the nation’s two most popular light beers — Bud Light (110) and Miller Lite (100) only have 40 fewer calories per 12 oz. serving than their full-strength counterparts.  Of course, if you’re going to be drinking 4-5 of these while tailgating, that relatively small difference could add up to a pretty big number.

Speaking of big numbers, here are a bunch of beers and malt beverages that have more than 215 calories — what you’d get from eating a standard Snickers bar.

(All drinks are 12 oz. except where noted):

Drink Name  Drink Category  Calorie Count
 New Belgium Trippel Belgian Style Ale Beer 220
 Bartles & Jaymes Fuzzy Navel Malt Beverage 220
 Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita (8 oz.) Malt Beverage 220
 Henry’s Hard Cherry Cola Malt Beverage 220
 Henry’s Hard Ginger Ale Malt Beverage 220
 Mike’s Hard Lemonade Malt Beverage 220
 Mike’s Hard Mango Punch Malt Beverage 230
 Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale Beer 230
 New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA Beer 230
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA Beer 240
Bartles & Jaymes Margarita Malt Beverage 240
Best Damn Root Beer Malt Beverage 240
Bartles & Jaymes Pina Colada Malt Beverage 250
Allagash Black Belgian Style Stout Beer 250
Founders Breakfast Stout Beer 270
Victory Golden Monkey Beer 270
Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout Beer 320
Sparks Lemonade (16 oz.) Malt Beverage 350
Sparks Blackberry (16 oz.) Malt Beverage 380


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