Food & Nutrition

Tasty low carb beer for people who want a Keto-friendly drink

Published by Finn Hayden

Beer is a wonderful creation - it's packed with flavour and goes with pretty much anything. But unfortunately, it's also often packed with carbs, to the point where people who are following low carb diets such as the keto diet often have to cut out beer from their diet completely.

But we're actually quite lucky here in the UK to have a number of options when it comes to lower carb beers which actually taste good. We thought it would be useful to round up the best low carb beer that you can buy, and we've tried our best to include a mix of different types of beers. Let's get into it:

Skinny IPA

We included the lager from the Skinny brand in our guide to the best low calorie lager you can buy, but we think the IPA from this brand is even better, and it's also lower in carbs. A 330ml can of Skinny IPA contains just 2.6g of carbs - compare that to the Brewdog Punk IPA, which contains almost 10g of carbs per 330ml can, and you start to realise how impressive that is. But what we find really impressive is that this beer still tastes great, and still has a relatively high alcohol content at 4%. We love this and think you will too, learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk

Skinny IPA

Tennent's Light

Tennent's Light is just a lighter version of the standard Tennent's beer, but it has slightly less alcohol (it's 3.5% instead of 4%) and is extremely low in carbs at just 0.7g per 330ml! In fact, this was the lowest carb beer that we could find. The taste is definitely light but honestly, we don't think it's too dissimilar from standard Tennent's. If you want a simple low carb beer then you can't do much better than this, learn more and buy it here - groceries.asda.com

Tennent's Lager light

Skinny Lager

We mentioned that Skinny IPA contains just 2.6g of carbs per 330ml can, and the Skinny lager from the same brand is not far off that at just 3g of carbs per can. We definitely prefer the taste of the IPA, but we love the simplicity of the Skinny lager, plus the fact that it's 4% alcohol. It's another great choice for a no-nonsense low carb beer, learn more and buy it here - ocado.com

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Bud Light

A 300ml bottle or can of Bud Light will only set you back 4.6g of carbs, making it one of the lowest carb beers that you'll find at almost any supermarket. In terms of taste, it's very light and refreshing, plus it's 3.5% alcohol so a bit lighter than some of the other beers we've included in this list. Learn more and buy it here - tesco.com

Bud Light

Genius lager & IPA

The Genius lager contains 7.3g of carbs per 330ml can, which seems a bit high compared to some of the other options we've included in this list, but is still pretty low compared to other lagers. But it's the IPA from Genius that we're really impressed with - containing just 6.6g of carbs per 330ml can, it definitely fits the description of a low carb beer. Learn more and buy it here - geniusbrewing.com

Genius brewing craft lager

Harviestoun Whippet pale ale

If you enjoy a pale ale, then the Whippet beer from the Harviestoun Brewery is an excellent choice for a low carb beer. With only 2.3% alcohol and less than 5g of carbs per can, it's absolutely worthy of a place in this list. Despite being lower in alcohol and carbs, it is still packed with flavour too. It's really hard to get your hands on this beer, and your best bet is to contact the brewery directly, which you can do here - harviestoun.com

Harviestoun Whippet pale ale

Hopefully this guide helps you to find a great-tasting low carb beer to fit whatever type of diet you're following. Let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have any other suggestions for us to try! If you want to read something similar, we have a guide about low carb bread and a guide about low carb pasta.

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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