I was over on my buddy John LeMasney's Beer Critic blog a little bit ago, just checking stuff out. One line from his "Who I Am" introduction caught my attention and made me think.
John says "I'm interested in the caloric content of beer." To me it is interesting that it is interesting to a beer drinker the amount of calories a beer may have. Like that tongue twister?
Usually people that are interested in beer calories are buying into that 95 calorie, 3g carb (or whatever it is) marketing crap that Amstel Light, Bud Light, Miller Lite and the rest of them are pushing. Those guys are preying on people wanting to drink beer while saving a few calories. I mean, if 10 or 20 calories difference stops you from buying a better tasting beer, then you need to rethink your drinking strategy. Or maybe you need to do some jumping jacks between beers.
But I thought of an interesting twist to the beer calorie conversation, one not focused on the health and diet nuts. One of my coworkers came over one weekend to watch the game. Not sure what game but the Philadelphia team probably won. He brought a six pack of Sam Adams Light with him, and was clearly interested in the caloric content of that beer. You see, my friend is a diabetic and before consuming 2 or 3 of the beers, he needed to set up his insulin pump to account for the consumption.
You know, it took us like 30 minutes online to find out how many calories one bottle had? It wasn't on the label and not easily found using Google, etc.
So I thought that was an interesting and clever take on the caloric content of beer, and a real life situation for when it might come in handy. I put clever only because another guy I work with said that, and he always gives me shit because he thinks all Cornell University grads are like Andy from The Office.
What do you think? Calorie or not to calorie?
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