Guinness Beer Has Fewer Calories Than Skimmed Milk

September 14, 2011 at 2:00 am 8 comments

Chad Upton | Editor

As much as I like to write about and consume coffee, beer is actually a more popular drink. Worldwide, Beer is the third most consumed beverage after water and tea.

It shouldn’t be too surprising, beer is the oldest known form of alcohol, thought to be over 10,000 years old. Trappist monks, and other religious people, originally brewed beer to help feed the community. Some dark beer, such as Guinness brand, is sometimes referred to as a “meal in glass.”

Although Guinness is dark, it’s pretty light on calories. A pint of Guinness only has 198 calories, less than skimmed milk, orange juice and most other non-light beers.

Thanks to Gord for submitting this one.

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Sources: wikipedia (beer, guinness, trappist beer)

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Clay  |  September 14, 2011 at 8:47 am

    It’s close but the skim milk in my fridge says it has 90 calories per cup (8 oz) so that’s 180 cals per pint. Wikianswers says 172 calories per pint. Perhaps you meant 1% milk? Still, give me the Guinness.
    ……But wait, if it’s a UK pint (20 oz) then you’re right!

  • 2. Sam  |  September 14, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Hmmm time to start drinking guiness

  • 3. Elbyron  |  September 20, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    The wikipedia Beer article mentions this site as one of its sources, and has lots of beers listed with their calories and alcohol content for those that are interested in checking out their favourite brand:

    Domestic (US):
    Import (Canadian & Other):

  • 4. marcustu  |  September 22, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    It’s ALWAYS time to ….

  • 5. Goliath  |  September 27, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Oh, it’s nearly beer o’clock again! Hurry David…

  • 6. D.W. Read  |  August 8, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    The shamrock in the foam is a nice flourish.

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