Go Ahead Drink The Dark Beer

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 😉

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