The closest thing Americans have to a king, in my opinion, is beer.

Many of us will unquestioningly follow beer into any conflict and support any decisions it makes for us.

Have you ever experienced a severe hangover the morning after a night out? If that’s the case, you might have followed King Beer a little bit more naively than others.

When Billy Currington sang, “God is great, beer is good, and humans are insane,” he hit the nail on the head.



✅ There are 110 calories, 6.6 grams of carbohydrates, and 0.9 grams of protein in each can or bottle of Bud light.

✅ Budweiser contains 1.3 grams of protein, 10.6 grams of carbohydrates, and 145 calories.

Bud Light’s ABV is 4.2 percent, whereas Budweiser’s is 5%.


Our 50 United States bow to a vast variety of majestic sovereign brews, as may be seen from a list of the most popular beers by state. Every state has a preferred domestic, craft, or imported beer, and by observing which one it favors, you can discover a little bit about that state’s inhabitants.

Although there are no craft beers on our list of the top 10 selling beers in America, the country as a whole prefers a fairly typical mix of domestic and international brews.

While the beer snob in us laments the lack of national best-sellers from any of the 50 Best Craft Breweries in America 2016, we acknowledge that there is merit in the wide range of drinkability and accessibility of the brews our countrymen favor most.

You’ll find that Americans are choosing dependable, time-tested fridge staples like Coors Light and Corona, as well as frat-house favorites like Bud Light and Natural Light, instead of whiskey-barrel-aged Russian imperial stouts and vibrant, aromatic barleywines.

It’s crucial to keep in mind that each of the top 10 beers in America is very light and straightforward when analyzing them from a health perspective (yes, beer has a place in a healthy diet). If lighter beers are king, then darker brews are the wise council of the king because they are heavier and higher in calories.

The total calorie, carb, and protein counts for the most popular beers in the United States have been calculated using a 12-ounce American standard serving size (standard alcohol serving sizes are contested internationally).


Budweiser Light

Did you see the recent redesign of Bud Light? The beer’s actual ingredients remained the same, but the packaging was updated. There are 110 calories, 6.6 grams of carbohydrates, and 0.9 grams of protein in each can or bottle.

Be cautious when driving with Bud Light and your dog this weekend even though you may be intending to pack Fido in the car for your trip to the liquor shop.



Unquestionably well-known is David Chang’s new partner, Budweiser. Bud heavy has reportedly appeared the most frequently among all the stray, smashed beer cans that we have ever noticed by the road.

Budweiser is heavier in every category than Bud Light. It contains 1.3 grams of protein, 10.6 grams of carbohydrates, and 145 calories. If you’re interested in ABV, Bud Light’s is 4.2 percent, whereas Budweiser’s is 5%.



Anheuser-Busch has a few additional brands on the list of the top 10 selling beers in America besides Budweiser and Bud Light. The first of these is Busch, the preferred beer among outdoor enthusiasts.

Why do strong guys favor Bush? They manufacture cans with fish-like walleye and white crappie in the Audubon Society-style patterns in addition to cans with hunter’s orange camouflage. 114 calories, 6.9 grams of carbohydrates, and 0.8 grams of protein are included in a 12-ounce can of Busch.

Busch might be for you if you’re seeking a low-calorie beer to sip while foraging in the countryside.


Burch Light

If 114 calories are too much, you might like to try Busch Light. Each 12-ounce can of Bush Light contains 95 calories, 3.2 grams of carbohydrates, and 0.7 grams of protein. Unexpectedly, Busch Light has a higher ABV than regular Busch – it is 4.5 percent compared to 4.3 percent for Bush.

Part of us wants to believe that Anheuser-Busch is headed for global beer dominance with its fish art cans and quite boozy but drinkable light beer choice.


Coors Light

One of the two MillerCoors beers on this list, Coors Light, is a favorite among dads who enjoy beer but don’t want it to taste like beer. This beer tastes more like water than the Rocky Mountains that it is meant to depict, and a recent lawsuit has called into doubt where Coors actually comes from.

The Daily Meal staff members who participated in a light beer taste test said that Coors Light tasted sweaty or horsey. No matter what, each svelte silver bullet has 102 calories, 5 grams of carbohydrates, and less than 1 gram of protein.


Corona Extra

Unquestionably a drinkable beer, Corona Extra is one of the imports that Americans enjoy drinking the most. Corona Extra in 12-ounce doses won’t cause too much permanent harm to your health. Corona Extra is the second heaviest beer on this list, with 148 calories, 14 grams of carbohydrates, and little to no protein.



Another import is the calorie-for-calorie heaviest beer. Everyone has a friend that only sips Heineken. Every crew seems to have a Heineken enthusiast, however, there doesn’t seem to be any clear pattern or reason for this. However, a 2012 study published in the National Journal indicated that republicans prefer Sam Adams and democrats prefer Heineken.

A 12-ounce bottle of Heineken contains around 149 calories, 11 grams of carbohydrates, and 0 grams of protein, according to the nutritional information listed on the Heineken website per 100 milliliters.


Michelob Ultra

Dads swarm to Michelob Ultra like they do Coors Light. According to The Daily Meal’s Light Beer Taste Test, Michelob Ultra tastes more like heavy water than a light beer and has a “nice non-flavor” and “no scent.”

With an ABV of 4.2 percent, 95 calories, 2.6 grams of carbs, and 0.6 grams of protein per can, this beer shares the title of least calorie-dense beer on our list with Busch Light and another beer that is farther down the list.

You’ll be glad to know that Mich Ultra has the fewest grams of carbohydrates out of America’s 10 Best-Selling Beers if eliminating any carbohydrates, including the healthiest ones, is part of your goal to lose your undesirable body shape.


Miller Lite

Miller Lite, the second MillerCoors beer on the list, is frequently consumed in American taverns, backyards, and garages. The 12-ounce can, bottle, or pour of this beer, which is frequently promoted by professional athletes, contains 96 calories, 3.2 grams of carbohydrates, and less than 1 gram of protein. Its ABV is 4.17 percent.

Carrying a 30-rack of the Champagne of Beers’ lighter sibling will make you blend in if you have any upcoming plans to tailgate at one of The 25 Best Colleges for it.


Natural Light

You better know that if you make it through the tailgate and end up at a fraternity party (perhaps one of the 11 Wildest Frat Parties), you’ll be confronted with a literal sea of Natural Light.

Another Anheuser-Busch specialty, Natty Light is almost comparable to Busch Light in terms of calories, carbohydrates (3.2 grams), and protein (0.7 grams) per 12 ounces.

The difference between these two well-known beers is that Natural Light has a lower ABV of 4.2 percent. A balanced diet may certainly accommodate one or two Natties, but consuming ten in a single hour increases the risk of a blackout.


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