• 10 Healthier Beers (and How to Choose One)

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    With Summer here in the US many of us are wearing tighter fitting or more revealing clothing, like a bathing suit.  With this in mind, you might want a beer that doesn’t pack as many calories.  Here is a list of beers to get you started in that direction without having to drink any of the macro beer swill.

     

    1. Yuengling Light Lager: Looking for a full-flavor lager that’s still light on calories? Search no further. Yuengling managed to combine the health benefits of a lager with a lower carb count. At only 99 calories, this is a solid selection for a healthier classic brew.

     

    Type: Lager Alcohol Content: 3.8% Calories: 99 Carbs: 9 grams

     

    2. New Planet 3R Raspberry Ale: This newer brew skips the gluten and uses sorghum, corn, and raspberry puree malt to create a not-too-sweet, fruity brew with extra antioxidants (from the berries). Perfect for those looking to enjoy themselves while avoiding gluten. Bonus: New Planet donates a portion of sales from this beer to Colorado-based non-profits using the 3R philosophy — reduce, reuse, recycle.

     

    Type: Ale Alcohol Content: 5% Calories: 160 Carbs: 17 grams

     

    3. Abita Purple Haze: Don’t enjoy the bitter taste of beer but still want to reap the heart-health benefits? Have no fear! Abita infused this brew with real raspberries to deliver a fruity aroma and a sweet taste. The berries pack an antioxidant punch and give the beer its namesake purplish hue.

     

    Type: Lager Alcohol Content: 4.2% Calories: 145 Carbs: 11 grams

     

    4. Left Hand Good Juju: Complete with a hint of fresh ginger (one of our favoritesuperfoods!),this unique ale combines unique herbs and spices to bring out a full flavor. This lighter-bodied brew is perfect for those that want full flavor without sacrificing their waistline.

     

    Type: Ale Alcohol Content: 4.5% Calories: 131 Carbs: 12.1 grams

     

    5. Guinness Draught: This dark Irish blend — famous for quenching thirsts on St. Patty’s day — is a classic beverage with a creamy, decadent flavor and a sneakily healthy twist! Packed with phenols, this super-dark staple brings the taste and feel of a stout with fewer carbohydrates and calories.

     

    Type: Stout Alcohol Content: 4% Calories: 126 Carbs: 10 grams

     

    6. Sam Adam’s Light Lager: Creating a light beer that still stands up to the Sam Adam’s taste was no easy task. Brewers stuck to the basics and invented a lighter calorie beer that didn’t sacrifice flavor, making this beer perfect for those looking to stay health-conscious without skimping on taste.

     

    Type: Lager Alcohol Content: 4% Calories: 119 Carbs: 9.7 grams

     

    7. New Belgium Blue Paddle: This brew packs the hops without expanding the waistline, since it’s relatively light in calories. Complete with a fruity, herbal aroma and a slightly bitter finish, this beer delivers a healthy wallop!

     

    Type: Pilsner (Lager) Alcohol Content: 4.8% Calories: 145 Carbs: 14 grams

     

    8. Full Sail Session Lager: This full-bodied, old-school brew is a far cry from bland mass-produced lagers. With a positively measly calorie count and plenty of flavor, this classic beer is perfect for any summer gathering or meal. Plus, it comes in adorable “stubby” bottles with sweet retro labels. What’s not to love?

     

    Type: Lager Alcohol Content: 5.1% Calories: 135 Carbs: 10 grams

     

    9. Butte Creek Organic India Pale Ale: Looking for an organic pale ale that is made free of potentially hazardous pesticides and chemical fertilizers but still tastes great? Look no further! Butte Creek has managed just that with this Indian pale ale.

     

    Type: India Pale Ale Alcohol Content: 6.4% Calories: 201 (22 oz.) Carbs: 1.9 grams

     

    10.Sierra Nevada Pale Ale: Combining a heap of hops with slight hints of orange blossom is no small task. Sierra Nevada pulls it off with this award-winning brew.

     

    Type: Pale Ale Alcohol Content: 5.6% Calories: 175 Carbs: 14.1 grams

     

    *Note: All nutrition facts are based on a 12-ounce serving unless otherwise noted.

     

    Source: http://www.usatoday.com/

  • Beerporn: Editor’s Choice

    Tuesday is Editor’s Choice award day on http://hashtagbeerporn.com.  We are giving out an Editor’s Choice Award each week to the picture we think best represents beerporn during that week.  As an ongoing feature on Indy Beers each week I’ll be posting the Editor’s Choice winner from #Beerporn.  Remember, anyone can join and post pictures of beer to http://hashtagbeerporn.com.

    This week’s winner is Scott.  It’s not often we see fun beer merchandise  http://hashtagbeerporn.com, and I thought these Beer Bands were pretty cool.

    http://hashtagbeerporn.com/2013/06/14/birthday-present/

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  • [Infographic] 24 Things You Didn’t Know About Beer

    Looking for some trivia style information on beer?  Well look no further than this post, 24 things you didn’t know about beer.
  • Beerporn: Editor’s Choice

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    Tuesday is Editor’s Choice award day on http://hashtagbeerporn.com.  We are giving out an Editor’s Choice Award each week to the picture we think best represents beerporn during that week.  As an ongoing feature on Indy Beers each week I’ll be posting the Editor’s Choice winner from #Beerporn.  Remember, anyone can join and post pictures of beer to http://hashtagbeerporn.com.

    This week’s winner is Husar.  Mr. Husar has moved into uncharted territory by giving us the first video beerporn. While this is the second one he posted, I liked it better than the first one. Check it out and let us know what you think.

    http://hashtagbeerporn.com/2013/06/09/sunday-brews/

  • Beer fridge knocks out mobile network, but still keeps beer cold

    I stocked the fridge with goodies for the non-wine drinking crowd.

    All Craig Reynolds wanted his beer fridge to do was keep his brewski cold, but the machine was capable so much more than that. It took down a mobile network in neighborhoods all over Melbourne, Australia. According to technicians, the fridge’s motor went on the fritz and started emitting electric sparks that created enough radio frequency noise to black out the cell network. Using a tracking antenna named for its creator, Mr. Yagi, the crew followed the interference until they were led to a specific home address. And a specific beer fridge. “I’m going to run and see if my fridge is all right next time there’s a problem with the network,” said an amazed Reynolds, who will at least still have cold beer even if his cellphone’s down.

     

    Source: http://now.msn.com/beer-fridge-knocks-out-power-to-mobile-network-in-australia

  • Beerporn: Editor’s Choice

    Tuesday is Editor’s Choice award day on http://hashtagbeerporn.com.  We are giving out an Editor’s Choice Award each week to the picture we think best represents beerporn during that week.  As an ongoing feature on Indy Beers each week I’ll be posting the Editor’s Choice winner from #Beerporn.  Remember, anyone can join and post pictures of beer to http://hashtagbeerporn.com.

    This week’s winner is Vampkel.  Drinking a great beer on the water is always a fun time.

    http://hashtagbeerporn.com/2013/06/02/dales-oscar-blues-mr-ducks-sun/

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  • Beerporn: Editor’s Choice

    Tuesday is Editor’s Choice award day on http://hashtagbeerporn.com.  We are giving out an Editor’s Choice Award each week to the picture we think best represents beerporn during that week.  As an ongoing feature on Indy Beers each week I’ll be posting the Editor’s Choice winner from #Beerporn.  Remember, anyone can join and post pictures of beer to http://hashtagbeerporn.com.

    This week’s winner is Vampkel.  Food and beer always go well together, and her escargot look really good!!!

    http://hashtagbeerporn.com/2013/05/27/monks-cafe-sour/

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  • Bierstick Fires Beer Down Your Throat at 100MPH

    Are wide mouth cans not big enough for you?  Do you find yourself ordering your own personal beer by the pitcher?  Is a beer bong just not fast enough?  It sounds like you need the Bierstick.  From the website:

    “Drink up to 24 ounces in less than two seconds. The Bierstick is crafted from high-quality FDA approved materials. Its durable, compact design makes it very discreet — small enough to fit in a backpack. The friction-fit mouthpiece allows for easy filling and cleaning, leaving zero mess. If you think you can drink, you haven’t seen anything yet.”

    Instructions

    Remove mouthpiece and fill bierstick with beer, or other beverage.

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    Put mouthpiece back on and push air out of tube.

    step 2

    While holding mouthpiece firmly with one hand, place end-cap against wall or other stationary surface and press to drink when ready.

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    Source: http://www.bierstick.com/Default.aspx

  • Beerporn: Editor’s Choice

    Tuesday is Editor’s Choice award day on http://hashtagbeerporn.com.  We are giving out an Editor’s Choice Award each week to the picture we think best represents beerporn during that week.  As an ongoing feature on Indy Beers each week I’ll be posting the Editor’s Choice winner from #Beerporn.  Remember, anyone can join and post pictures of beer to http://hashtagbeerporn.com.

    This week’s winner is Husar.  Again, I am not a big fan of New Belgium, but I like the macro photos.

    http://hashtagbeerporn.com/2013/03/23/macro-fat-tire/

  • [Infographic] 20 Things Worth Knowing About Beer

    This is an old one, but a good one from one of the greatest web comics, http://theoatmeal.com.  Seriously, if you have never been to that website before, here is a good place to start http://theoatmeal.com/tag/popular.  Without anymore fanfare, here is the infographic put together by Matthew Inman.


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