Is There a No-Carb or Zero-Carb Beer? (Bud Light Next & Others!)

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Currently, there are no zero-carb or no-carb beers on the market. Bud Light Next will be the first zero-carbohydrate beer when it comes out in 2022.  

Until then, low-carb beers are readily available with many national brands and an increasing number of craft beers coming in under 7g per serving. Budweiser Select 55 has the least with only 1.9g. 

Why do beers have carbohydrates in them?

The amount of carbohydrates left in a beer following fermentation varies depending on the ingredients that were used and fermentation time, but it is almost impossible to remove all the carbohydrates. 

Do all beers have sugar in them?

Due to the efficiency of beer yeast, most regular beer has zero or next-to-zero grams of sugar after fermentation. 

Which beers have the least amount of carbs in them?

However, there are a number of beers and other alcoholic beverages available that are very low in carbohydrates. To be marketed as ‘low carb,’ federal standards dictate that there must be no more than 7g carbs per serving. 

5 of the best low-carb traditional beer

Budweiser Select 55 Premium Light Lager Miller 64 Extra Light Lager Corona Premier Lager Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Lagunitas Daytime IPA

5 of the best low-carb hard seltzer

White Claw  Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer Truly The Shell House (found at Trader Joe’s)

Are any beers keto-friendly?

While that seems like a small allotment of carbs for a beer drinker, there are a number of beers on the market that can be considered keto-friendly. 

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