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15 Low-Carb Beers That Won't Derail Your Keto Diet

Many are low calorie, too.

· Beer,Carbs,Diet

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Beers that are low in calories, carbs, and alcohol are having a serious moment. Chalk it up to the keto movement or the fact that beach bod season is right around the corner. Here are 15 super low-carb beers that won't totally derail your diet.

Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co. Bright Tangerine Sparkling Ale

DEVILS BACKBONE

Carbs: 2 grams

Calories per 12 oz.: 90

ABV: 4%

This very low-carb ale from Devils Backbone is where a beer and a spritz meet. It’s very light and bubbly with a burst of citrus—you can practically feel yourself saying “aaah” after a long sip now.

North Coast Brewing Co. Scrimshaw Pilsner

NORTH COAST

Carbs: 2 grams

Calories per 12 oz.: 100

ABV: 4.7%

North Coast Brewing Co.’s Scrimshaw Pilsner is lightly hoppy and very crisp, clean, and refreshing. It’s brewed in the classic German tradition, using Munich malt and Hallertauer and Tettnang hops. Fun fact: Scrimshaw is the name of intricate carvings on shells or bones made popular by sailors in the 1800s.

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Corona Premier

CORONA

Carbs: 2.6 grams

Calories per 12 oz.: 90

ABV: 4%

Corona Premier is a classic choice that goes hand-in-hand with beach days. It’s only fitting that such a perfect seaside brew won’t hurt your beach bod ambitions. All you need to add is a lime.

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Michelob Ultra

MICHELOB

Carbs: 2.6 grams

Calories per 12 oz.: 95

ABV: 4.2%

You know about Michelob Ultra: It's super low-cal, low-carb approach is what's been inspiring other breweries to lighten up their own beers. Have you actually tried it, though? It’s an easy-to-find, easy-to-drink option that’s perfect for whiling away the afternoon. Plus, there a number of unique riffs on the original, like lime cactus, that have only a few more carbs.

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Lagunitas DayTime IPA

LAGUNITAS

Carbs: 3 grams

Calories per 12 oz.: 98

ABV: 4%

IPA fans, don’t despair. The extra hoppy style usually comes with higher calorie and carb counts, but Lagunitas has you covered. The DayTime IPA has all of the aroma and flavor of a heavy-hitter IPA, but it’s lower in alcohol and all the health-sabotaging stuff. Plus its classic IPA bitterness is balanced by a smooth, refreshing quality.

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Shiner Ruby Redbird Lager

SHINER

Carbs: 3.1 grams

Calories per 12 oz.: 95

ABV: 4.01%

Shiner ups the flavor ante on the timeless lager with its Ruby Redbird, which has a kick of grapefruit. This beer is easy-drinking but full of tart, fruity flavor. It’s especially rewarding on a hot day.

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Dogfish Head Slightly Mighty IPA

DOGFISH

Carbs: 3.6 grams

Calories per 12 oz.: 95

ABV: 4%

Dogfish Head is a master of unique flavors and hoppy IPAs, so if anyone’s going to make a diet-friendly beer that doesn’t taste diet-friendly, it’s them. The Slightly Mighty is a little bitter, a little sweet, and overall refreshing with a tropical twist—all without scary calorie or carb counts.

Ommegang Brut IPA

OMMEGANG

Carbs: 3.9 grams

Calories per 12 oz.: 140

ABV: 6.3%

The brut IPA trend swings the style’s pendulum from boozy and hazy to crisp and dry, and the result is the best of both worlds if you love beer and champagne. Ommegang’s take is light in all the right ways; they’re not skimping on flavor or aroma, yet they’ve managed to keep carbs and calories in check.

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Kona Brewing Co. Kahana Blonde Ale

KONA BREWING CO.

Carbs: 4 grams

Calories per 12 oz.: 99

ABV: 4.4%

Pop open a bottle of this Kahana Blonde for a little taste of Hawaii. It's low calories, carbs, and ABV team up with its flavor—light, bright and smooth with some tropical juiciness from real mango—to create a carefree vibe.

Deschutes Brewery Da Shootz! Pilsner

DESCHUTES

Carbs: 4.2 grams

Calories per 12 oz.: 99

ABV: 4% ABV

Deschutes has subtly updated the quintessential pilsner with a little extra bubbliness, a little extra citrus, and a little extra toastiness. Da Shootz! is the perfect amount of complex and very sessionable, meaning you can enjoy a few with friends.

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Allagash Brewing Co. Saison

ALLAGASH

Carbs: 4.8 grams

Calories per 12 oz.: 183

ABV: 6.1%

Allagash Brewing Co. is known for its expert rendition of the saison. A saison is a Belgian beer style known for being very carbonated and crisp, with a subtle hop and notes of citrus and pepper from the yeast. This all translates to a lot of flavor and, in Allagash’s case, not a lot of calories or carbs.

BrewDog Vagabond Pale Ale

BREWDOG

Carbs: 5 grams

Calories per 12 oz.: 150

ABV: 4.5%

BrewDog’s Vagabond balances a little bitterness (classic for the style) with the caramel sweetness of its malt plus some tropical fruit flavors and a burst of hoppiness. In addition to its low carb and calorie counts, this pale ale is gluten-free.

Four Peaks Brut IPA

FOUR PEAKS

Carbs: 5 grams

Calories per 12 oz.: 152

ABV: 6.7%

For another take on the trendy brut IPAstyle, look to Four Peaks. This version mimics extra-dry champagne and does so with lots of fruity flavors like mixed berries and melon. The overall finish is like a crisp white wine with a hoppy slant.

Lakefront Brewery Eazy Teazy Ale

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Carbs: 5.85 grams

Calories per 12 oz.: 99

ABV: 3.4%

This ale from Lakefront Brewery deserves a spot in your rotation thanks to its unique flavor. It’s a super light and easy-drinking beer brewed with green and oolong teas plus Lemondrop hops. All that gives it a complex range of fragrant aroma and flavor notes.

Harpoon Brewery Rec. League

HARPOON BREWERY

Carbs: 10 grams

Calories per 12 oz.: 120

ABV: 3.8%

While Harpoon’s Rec. League clocks in at 10 grams of carbohydrates, it’s worth adding to your health-conscious beer repertoire because of all its other benefits. Consider this: It's low in calories, low in alcohol, and a deliciously refreshing, hoppy and hazy pale ale. There's more: Rec. League is made with buckwheat kasha for vitamin B and minerals, chia seeds for fiber and antioxidants, and Mediterranean sea salt for electrolytes, making this beer great for kicking back after a workout.

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