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Calories in Your Beer, Now in Chart Form!

May 4, 2010

Since not everybody is math inclined I put plugged in my magic formula, of which I am sure I’m not the first to derive, in to OpenOffice’s Calc. I wouldn’t have bothered with this unless I could use Calc to give it to me in HTML format.

My formula
(8.6*ABV)*(ServingSize/100) = calories
ServingSize has to be in millilitres.

Remember that these numbers aren’t exact however close they made be. They do provide a workable number if you are watching the calories you are consuming.

ABV (%) 341 mL
(12 US oz)
355 mL 473 mL
(16 US oz)
568 mL
(Imp. pint)
650 mL
(22 US oz)
750 mL 1 L
3.5 102.64 106.86 142.37 170.97 195.65 225.75 301
4 117.3 122.12 162.71 195.39 223.6 258 344
4.5 131.97 137.39 183.05 219.82 251.55 290.25 387
5 146.63 152.65 203.39 244.24 279.5 322.5 430
5.5 161.29 167.92 223.73 268.66 307.45 354.75 473
6 175.96 183.18 244.07 293.09 335.4 387 516
6.5 190.62 198.45 264.41 317.51 363.35 419.25 559
7 205.28 213.71 284.75 341.94 391.3 451.5 602
7.5 219.95 228.98 305.09 366.36 419.25 483.75 645
8 234.61 244.24 325.42 390.78 447.2 516 688
8.5 249.27 259.51 345.76 415.21 475.15 548.25 731
9 263.93 274.77 366.1 439.63 503.1 580.5 774
9.5 278.6 290.04 386.44 464.06 531.05 612.75 817
10 293.26 305.3 406.78 488.48 559 645 860
10.5 307.92 320.57 427.12 512.9 586.95 677.25 903
11 322.59 335.83 447.46 537.33 614.9 709.5 946
11.5 337.25 351.1 467.8 561.75 642.85 741.75 989
12 351.91 366.36 488.14 586.18 670.8 774 1032
12.5 366.58 381.63 508.48 610.6 698.75 806.25 1075
13 381.24 396.89 528.81 635.02 726.7 838.5 1118

That Red Racer IPA? ~198 calories a can. The Eel River IPA I had last night? ~391 calories a bottle.

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5 Comments
  1. Very useful, thanks dave. Not that I’m watching my weight, but now I can boast about the number of calories I’ve thrown at my lithe frame with zero effect!

    With the aid of your chart, I have translated some popular BC beers into Burger King items

    1. Phillips Blue Buck (5% 355ml) = 1oz serving of Ranch Dressing (~160cals)
    2. Driftwood Farmhand Ale (5.5% 650ml) = 1 cheesburger (~300cals)
    3. Spinnakers Blue Bridge IPA (8% 650ml) = 1 large fries (~500cals)
    4. Howe Sound Pothole FIller (9% 1000ml) = 1 double quarterpounder with cheese (~760cals)
    5. Sixer of Red Racer IPA (6.5% 2060ml) = Big Mac meal with large coke (~1150cal)

  2. I meant McDonalds….blush…..i never eat there anyway, so how would I know? I’m off for a pint of KFC.

  3. So those 4 pints of Sammy Smith I was knocking back twice a week were equal to a double quarterpounder with cheese.

    I’ll take the 4 pints.

  4. When looking at it that way. A sixer of RedRacer aint that bad.

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