Medically reviewed by Katherine Marengo LDN, R.D., specialty in nutrition — Written by Jon Johnson on October 7, 2020

Brewers make beer by fermenting grains, such as barley and wheat, which contain carbohydrates. Most beers also contain added sugars, which also increases the carbohydrate level in the beverage.

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The number of grains and added sugars that remain in the beer varies according to the fermentation process.

People watching their carbohydrate intake may want to limit the amount of beer they drink.

This article lists 28 popular beers and their carbohydrate content, along with other ingredients. This information comes from the company websites.


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Bud is very popular and is available as regular or light.

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Bud Light

Bud Light contains:

waterbarleyricehops

Nutritional information and important stats based on a 12-ounce (oz) serving:

carbs: 6.6 grams (g)protein: .9 galcohol by volume (ABV): 4.2%vegan friendlycontains gluten

Budweiser

Budweiser contains:

barleyricehopswater

Nutritional information and important stats based on a 12-oz serving:

carbs: 10.6 gcalories: 145protein: n.d.ABV: 5%vegan friendlycontains gluten

There are several varieties of Miller that contain different amounts of carbs, alcohol, and other nutrients.

Miller Genuine Draft

Miller Genuine Draft contains:

waterbarley maltcorn syrupyeasthop extracthops

Nutritional information and important stats based on a 12-oz serving:

carbs: 12.2 gcalories: 141protein: less than 1 gABV: 4.6%vegan friendlycontains gluten

Miller Lite

Miller Lite contains:

waterbarley maltcorn syrupyeasthop extracthops

Nutritional information and important stats based on a 12-oz serving:

carbs: 3.2 gcalories: 96protein: less than 1 gABV: 4.2%vegan friendlycontains gluten

Miller High Life

Miller High Life contains:

waterbarley maltcorn syrupyeasthop extract

Nutritional information and important stats based on a 12-oz serving:

carbs: 12.2 gcalories: 141protein: less than 1 gABV: 4.6%vegan friendlycontains gluten

Miller High Life Light

Miller High Life light contains:

waterbarley maltcorn syrupyeasthop extract

Nutritional information and important stats based on a 12-oz serving:

carbs: 6.2 gcalories: 107protein: less than 1 gABV: 4.1vegan friendlycontains gluten

Miller64

Miller64 contains:

waterbarley maltcorn syrupyeasthop extract

Nutritional information and important stats based on a 12-oz serving:

carbs: 2.4 gcalories: 64protein: less than 1 gABV: 2.8%vegan friendlycontains gluten

Modelo is another popular beer available in these varieties:

Modelo Especial

Modelo Especial contains:

waterbarley maltnon-malted cerealshops

Nutritional information and important stats based on a 12-oz serving:

carbs: 13.7 gcalories: 144protein: 1.1 gABV: 4.4%vegan friendlycontains gluten

Modelo Negra

Modelo Negra contains:

waterbarley malt non-malted cerealshops

Nutritional information and important stats based on a 12-oz serving:

carbs: 15.8 gcalories: 173protein: 1.5 gABV: 5.4%vegan friendlycontains gluten

Blue Moon is a wheat beer available in two common varieties:

Blue Moon Belgian White

Blue Moon Belgian White contains:

waterbarley maltyeastwheathop extractoatsorange peelcoriander

Nutritional information and important stats based on a 12-oz serving:

carbs: 14.1 gcalories: 168protein: 1.9 gABV: 5.4vegan friendlycontains gluten

Blue Moon Honey Wheat

Blue Moon Honey Wheat contains:

waterbarley maltyeastwheathopscorn syruphoneyorange peel

Nutritional information and important stats based on a 12-oz serving:

carbs: 11.7 gcalories: 153protein: 1.4 gABV: 5.2%not vegan friendlycontains gluten

Corona is a Mexican beer also available in a couple of varieties:

Corona Extra

Corona Extra contains:

waterbarley maltnon-malted cerealshops

Nutritional information and important stats based on a 12-oz serving:

carbs: 13.9 gcalories: 148protein: 1.2 gABV: 4.6%vegan friendlycontains gluten

Corona Light

Corona Light contains:

waterbarley maltnon-malted cerealshops

Nutritional information and important stats based on a 12-oz serving: