Low Carb Craft Beer

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Updated 10/4/22

Most people can agree that one of life's little luxuries is cracking open a cold one. 

For many of us with diabetes, though, beer drinking can be daunting. Beer is quite literally liquid bread (think: grains and yeast).

But these days, we've got plenty of low carb beer options to choose from! There are, of course, the obvious—check out this list of five easy-to-find beers that are supremely low carb.

But if you're Michelob Ultra'd out (it is, after all, the original low carb beer), it's time to start testing the more unique, local, craft brewed ones. And these days, there are tons of low carb craft beers to try.

The craft beer industry is booming, which means now, more than ever, you can find local, unique, tasty, and low carb beers wherever you are. 

You'll notice that most of these beers are light in color. For good reason! The darker the beer, the higher the carb count tends to be. Stick to the light (in color) beers to keep blood sugars stable! Below, find our list of the best beer for diabetics a.k.a. people living with diabetes.

The Best Low Carb Craft Beers  

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Bridge Brewing Co.
Carbs: 1.5g 
ABV: 5% 
Calories: 110

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Scrimshaw Pilsner

North Coast Brewing Co.
Carbs: 2g
ABV: 4.7%
Calories: 100

lagunitas daytime beer

DayTime IPA

Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Carbs: 3 grams
ABV: 4 percent
Calories: 98 

ruby redbird shiner beer

Shiny Ruby Redbird

Spoetzl Brewery
Carbs: 3 grams
ABV: 4.01%
Calories: 95

slightly mighty beer

Slightly Mighty India Pale Ale

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Carbs: 4g
ABV: 4%
Calories: 95 

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Shiner Light Blonde

Shiner Brewery
Carbs: 4g
ABV: 4%
Calories: 99

kanaha beer

Kona Light Blonde Ale

Kona Brewing Co.
Carbs: 4g
ABV: 4%
Calories: 99

Allagash Saison

Allagash Saison

Allagash Brewing Co.
Carbs: 5g
ABV: 6%
Calories: 183

There are plenty of ways to enjoy alcohol in a low carb way. For more low carb beer and food ideas, check out our post on low carb food and drink while enjoying Munich. 

Or try a non-alcoholic drink, drinking more water (we couldn't resist!), or keep reading to learn more about diabetes and alcohol, allulose, or sugar free juice

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Mary Elizabeth Adams
Oct 03, 2019

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