Happy St Patrick’s Day! If you’re going out for happy hour today, you’ll likely feel awkward ordering a glass of wine around a sea of beer guzzlers. You’ll be surprised however that it’s not as high calorie as it’s reputation has made it out to be.
Let loose, be adventurous and try a Guinness! I actually prefer the taste of dark beers to light ones.
Guinness only has 15 more calories than Bud Light, a total of 125 calories per 12 oz serving.
Make it an Irish Car Bomb and that will add about 110 calories.
Here are a few more calorie totals for Irish beers…
- Harp – 142 calories for 12 ounces
- Killian’s Irish Red –163 calories
- Murphy’s – 171 calories
- Beamish Irish Cream Stout – 146 calories
- Smithwick’s Irish Ale – 150 calories (One of the few that’s not a dark beer)
If you’re nursing, allegedly, dark beer is great for milk production, although I’m pretty sure I just told myself that so I would feel better about drinking it so much last year.
Of course, beer makes for a great pre workout carbo load though 😉