Nutritional Facts of Beer

nutrition facts of natural light beer

Different beers have different nutritional facts. Here is some information on the nutritional facts of beer.

Bud Light

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Did you catch Bud Light’s recent makeover? While the packaging underwent a facelift, the contents of the beer itself remained the same. Each can or bottle has 110 calories, 6.6 grams of carbs, and 0.9 grams of protein. While you may be planning to throw Fido in the car for your trip to the liquor store this weekend, be warned: Driving with Bud Light and your dog can be dangerous.


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Budweiser, David Chang’s new partner, is undeniably popular. We’ve estimated that out of all the wayward, crushed beer cans we’ve ever seen alongside the highway, Bud heavy has made the most appearances. Compared to Bud Light, Budweiser is heavier in every category. It has 145 calories, 10.6 grams of carbs, and 1.3 grams of protein. If you’re curious about ABV, Budweiser’s is five percent while Bud Light’s is 4.2 percent.


Other than Budweiser and Bud Light, Anheuser-Busch has a few more beers on the list of America’s 10 beer best-sellers. The first of these that we’ll highlight is Busch, the outdoorsman’s beer of choice. Why do manly men prefer Bush? They produce not only camouflage cans in hunter’s orange but also cans with Audubon Society-style images of fish like walleye and white crappie. A 12-ounce can of Busch has 114 calories, 6.9 grams of carbs, and 0.8 grams of protein. If you’re looking for a low-cal beer to drink while you’re foraging in the wilderness, Busch may be for you.

Busch Light

If 114 calories is too many, consider trying Busch Light. Bush Light has 95 calories, 3.2 grams of carbs, and 0.7 grams of protein per 12-ounce can. Strangely enough, Busch Light is boozier than regular Busch — Busch Light has an ABV of 4.5 percent while Bush is 4.3 percent. With fish art cans and a fairly boozy yet drinkable light beer option, part of us wants to say that Anheuser-Busch is on the road to world beer domination.

Coors Light

Coors Light, one of two MillerCoors brews on this list, is a favorite amongst beer-drinking dads who don’t want their beer to taste like beer. While it’s supposed to evoke the flavor of the Rocky Mountains, this beer tastes more like water, and a recent lawsuit has called to question the actual source of Coors. In a Light Beer Taste Test, The Daily Meal staffers felt that Coors Light tasted sweaty or horsey. Regardless, each sleek silver bullet contains 102 calories comprised of 5 grams of carbs and less than 1 gram of protein.


The heaviest beer, by just one calorie, is another import. We all have a friend who exclusively drinks Heineken. There appears to be no concrete rhyme or reason why every crew has its own Heineken enthusiast, but a 2012 study in the National Journal found that republicans drink Sam Adams and democrats drink Heineken. Using the nutritional values provided by the Heineken website per 100-milliliters and some quick math, a 12-ounce bottle has about 149 calories, 11 grams of carbs, and zero grams of protein.

Natural Light

If you survive the tailgate and wind up at a fraternity party (perhaps it’ll be one of the 11 Wildest Frat Parties), you better believe that you’ll be faced with a veritable sea of Natural Light. Another Anheuser-Busch special, Natty Light has 95 calories, 3.2 grams of carbs, and 0.7 grams of protein in every 12 ounces, making it nearly identical to Busch Light. These two popular beers differ in the fact that Natural Light has a lower ABV of 4.2 percent. Sure, one or two Natties can fit happily in a healthy diet, but slugging 10 of them in an hour will increase the likelihood of a blackout.

These are the nutritional facts on different beers.

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