St. Patrick’s Day is a favorite holiday for many, especially those who enjoy a good beer. Although this holiday is Irish in origin, it is widely celebrated all across the United States. Many cities host huge St. Patrick’s Day festivals, and Chicago even dyes their river green!

If you’re watching your weight, however, you might be worried about missing out on all the St. Patty’s Day fun. Beer has a certain notoriety for being a high-calorie diet destroyer.  The term “beer belly” is a well-known example of this reputation.

Luckily, gaining weight while enjoying beer doesn’t have to be inevitable. As consumers have grown more health-conscious, many breweries and manufacturers have expanded their low-calorie beer options. Read on for a comprehensive list of the best low-calorie beers to enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day.

Miller Lite

Miller Lite is a well-known light pilsner. In fact, Molson Coors, the beer’s manufacturer, claims the title of the original light beer brand. It was first brewed in 1975 and quickly made its way into the mainstream.

Miller Lite will only set you back 96 calories per 12-ounce bottle and has an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 4.2%.

Yuengling Light Lager

Yuengling is another popular name in the light beer market and is the oldest brewery in the United States.

Yuengling Light Lager contains 99 calories per 12 ounces and has an ABV of 3.8%.

Kona Kanaha Light Blonde Ale

If you’d like a little taste of the tropics, Kona Kanaha Light Blonde Ale is the brew for you. Kona Brewing Co. brews this American Pale Ale in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. It contains 99 calories per 12 ounces and has an ABV of 4.2%.

Gen!us Craft Lager

Gen!us, a British brewery, brews this lager and markets it to beer drinkers who want to drink smarter. It clocks in at just 79 calories per 330 ml (11.1 oz) can and has an ABV of 3%. You can find Gen!us Craft Lager in the UK, or you can order it online.

Guinness Draught

Last on our list of light beers is the Guinness Draught. Though often perceived as a high-calorie option due to its creamy texture, this brew contains 125 calories per 12 ounces, which is only slightly more than the other beers on this list. Guinness Draught has an ABV of 4.2%.

There you have it! Watching your weight doesn’t have to mean missing out on the St. Patrick’s Day fun, and if you need a little extra weight loss help, MediPlan Diet Services has your back. We offer personalized plans and professional support to help you lose weight in a healthy way. Call MediPlan today for a happy, healthier you!