The 10 Best Low-Carb Beers For Keto Dieters

Did you assume that being on a keto diet meant you had to forego delicious beer? If you did, you will be thrilled to hear what we have to say. There are many beers out there that are low-carb and taste great. You heard that right. You don’t have to give up taste and quality to stick to your diet. 

Check out all of the tremendous low-carb options you have.

Is Beer Okay on Keto?

Most regular beer is not keto-friendly. Traditional beer is very high in carbohydrates, so you must be careful if you plan to drink beer. Dark beers like Porters, stouts, and Guinness tend to have more carbs. 

Sweet, fruity beers are also higher in carbs so if you are at a microbrew, steer clear of anything with fruit.

What is the difference between regular beer and low-carb beer?

The average beer has around 11 carbohydrates for a 12-ounce serving, while a low-carb beer is under 3. That means you can enjoy three or four low-carb brewskis for the same amount of carbs as just one regular beer. 

According to Mayo Clinic, a low-carb diet is typically between 27 and 55 carbs per day. Drinking regular beer will quickly have you at your daily carb quota if you are not careful.

Which Beers are Lowest in Carbs?

To simplify it, we will rank the lowest-carb beers from lowest to highest.

  1. Bud Light Next: Believe it or not, there is a zero-carb beer. Bud Light Next has 80 calories and 0 carbs. If a beer with zero carbs is essential to you this one is worth trying; however, our taste testers preferred some of the beers with a few carbs. 
  2. Budweiser Select 55: Even lighter than Bud Lite, Budweiser Select is only 55 calories and 1.9 carbs. 
  3. Miller Genuine Draft 64: This beer has only 64 calories and 2.4 carbs. A bit less flavorful than Miller Lite, many people take in the extra carb and stick to the original. 
  4. Michelob Ultra Pure Gold: Similar in flavor to Michelob Ultra, the Ultra Pure Gold is 85 calories and 2.5 carbs. 
  5. Corona Premier: Corona has a mere 90 calories and 2.6 carbs for a 12-ounce bottle. 
  6. Omission Light Golden Ale: Popular in the gluten-free world, Omission has only 99 calories and three carbs. 
  7. Miller Lite: This excellent product was low in calories and carbs long before the low-carb diet revolution hit the mainstream. At 96 calories, it has 3.2 carbs. 
  8. Busch Light: The brewers at Busch claim their light version tastes the same as regular Busch but with far fewer calories and carbs. Busch Light has 95 calories and 3.2 carbs. 
  9. Amstel Light: Made by Heineken, Amstel Light has 95 calories and 3.6 carbs
  10. Blue Moon Light Sky: This light wheat beer has notes of tangerine to it. It is only 95 calories and less than four carbs in a can or bottle.

Does Zero Carb Beer Exist?

It sure does! Give Bud Light Next a try if you want zero carbs in your beer.

Strongest Beer with Lowest Carbs

Sometimes, people are hoping to get a lot of alcohol bang for their buck. Michelob Ultra has the highest alcohol content while still ranking in the top four for lowest carbs. Michelob Ultra has 4.2% alcohol content and only 2.6 grams of carbs.

What Alcohol Has No Carbs?

Pure spirits like tequila, rum, vodka, whiskey, and gin have zero carbs. Of course, you need to be sure you are not choosing versions with additives that might add carbs. For example, some vanilla-flavored vodka has carbs. Sweet tea vodka also has carbs in it.

If you are looking for a zero-carb alcoholic beverage, mix traditional alcohol such as vodka with a zero-calorie beverage like diet soda or sugar-free lemonade.

Many zero and low-carb combinations are included in our article: Our Most Delicious Low Carb Cocktails.