# Craft Beer Calorie Calculator

Are you a calorie counter? Do you like good beer? Then check out the Foobooz Craft Beer Calorie Calculator. The calorie calculator provides a way to know just how many calories are in that stout or double IPA. Just enter the alcohol by volume of your beer, the serving size and the calorie calculator will spit out how many calories are in that beer.

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• JB

Yeah, and what happens when the ABV is something like 7.5% (not 7% or 8%)? Should I just guesstimate?

• Julie

Is this a real question? If so, our school systems have failed us greatly.

• no

Its a real question that I had as well. If you don’t understand why that would be an issue, our school systems have failed us greatly.

• Jimmy

Unless I am missing something, you simply need to run two calculations — once using 7% and once with 8% — keeping the serving size the same for both. You then add the two calorie totals and divide by two.

• JB

“Also, depending on the style of beer there ARE sugars which go
UN-FERMENTED, meaning they don’t add to the ABV, but still contain calories.”

• JB

Also, the point is…why should you have to run two calculations, add them and divide by two (if the calculator was even accurate to begin with)!?! Essentially, why put together a tool if it’s half-assed,…to “seem hip, cool and relevant”?

I would just round up. The difference is, I’m sure, negligible enough to not matter.

• JB

I guess the point (for the dimwitted) is…what’s the point of putting a calculator app together if it’s NOT accurate?

Also, depending on the style of beer there ARE sugars which go UN-FERMENTED, meaning they don’t add to the ABV, but still contain calories.

So, while it’s a cutesy attempt by FooBooz to seem hip, cool and relevant…it’s not a useful tool.

No need to be a dick, Julie.

• Dan

If you need to use this calculator in the first place then you are fat enough that the difference between 240 and 280 calories isn’t going to make a difference. Get on a bike, do some jazzercise, get your arse moving. Don’t worry about how many calories are in a 5% vs. a 7% beer.

• heiddmeister

this is depressing…

• HacksHaven

JB is right on target. Calories vary widely depending on the style of
beer. Some styles even include non-fermentable surgars like maltodextrin
to increase the “mouthfeel.” Also high gravity beers are served in smaller glasses like snifters that range from 6-8 ounces. I think a beer calculator is a neat idea, but this one needs a little work before it’s doing anything other than picking a random number.