Beer is full of empty calories. How else do you explain beer bellies? Imbibing brewskis isn’t the healthiest choice we can make, but calories don’t matter when we’re drinking lagers, pilsners, IPAs, and stouts. We’ll think about our unhealthy lifestyle choices later, like when we’re climbing on the StairMaster at the gym or our doctor tells us we need to lose a little weight. But even when we try to limit our caloric intake while sipping on our favorite brews, sometimes the calories creep up on us. This is especially true when we’re drinking beers that we thought were healthy but aren’t. We rounded up these impostors below. Be fooled no more.
Christopher Osburn is a freelance writer located in Rochester, NY. He writes primarily about food and drink and has had his work appear on Uproxx, Thrillist, Food & Wine, Paste, Maxim, Men's Journal and a handful of others.