Top 6 Surprisingly Healthy Craft Beers

1. Left Hand Good Juju (Colorado)

  • Style: Herb/Spice Ale
  • ABV: 4.5% alcohol
  • Calories: 131 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 12.1 grams
  • Special ingredients: Ginger

2. Abita Purple Haze (Louisiana)

  • Style: Lager
  • ABV: 4.2% alcohol
  • Calories: 128 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 11 grams

3. Sierra Nevada India Pale Ale (California)

  • Style: IPA
  • ABV: 5.6% alcohol
  • Calories: 175 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 14.1 grams

4. Fort Collins Major Tom’s Pomegranate Wheat (Colorado)

  • Style: Witbier
  • ABV: 4.8% alcohol
  • Calories: 145 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 0 grams
  • Special Ingredients: Pomegranate

5. Guinness Draught (Ireland)- Okay this one’s not a craft beer, but I was surprised by how healthy it is!

  • Style: Irish Dry Stout
  • ABV: 4.2% alcohol
  • Calories: 126 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 17 grams

6. Magners Original Irish Cider (Ireland) – My friend Rachel has been training for a body building competition, so she is VERY cautious of what she puts into her body. When she is not training, she allows herself to cheat a bit, and this is one alcoholic beverage that she is allowed to have!

  • Style: Hard Cider
  • ABV: 4.5% alcohol
  • Calories: 125 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 0 grams
  • Special features: Magner’s is gluten-free and it’s made with no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.

If you live in the area and want to try this cider, The Heights Bar & Grill in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ has it on tap and in bottles.

If these healthy beers inspired you to get into shape, check out Rachel’s fitness blog, Pretty & Pumped, for some great workout tips. Here is her amazing transformation!



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