About the Author:
How I Became A Brewer
My Worst Brewing Experience
Teri in the News
Rain Dragon Studio
Artists on Amherst
Articles by the Author:
Hiring the Best Brewers
Schedule for Opening Day
My Burn Injury
Specialty Malt-Presentation
Specialty Malt-Handout
My Brewing Career
Ingredient Supply Chain
Creating A Community
Forward Hop Contracting
Australian BrewCon
Beer Across America 2007
Grain Handling Systems
7 Secrets of Brewpubs
5 Brewpub Success Tips
The Jockeybox
Going Pro in the Beer Biz
1999 CBC Safety Panel
Brewing Diagrams
Server Beer School
Increasing Beer Tourism
Closed Pressurized Fermentation
Shortcut to Brewmaster
Dialogs & Essays:
Advice for Future Brewers
Extreme Brewing Dialog
Definition of "Brewmaster"
Opinions & Advice
Tools & Formulas:
Brewpub Lab Manual
Operations Manual
The Mash Hoe
The Brew Clock
Simple Brewlog Template
IBU Formula
Alc by Vol. Formula
Calorie Calculations
Recommended Reading
Fal's Beer Descriptors
More Articles & Recipes:
Bread Class Handout
Bread-Making Advice
Root Beer Production
Food Recipes
Beer Recipes
Women and Beer:
Pink Boots Society
Pink Boots Society Story
Road Brewer Trips:
2007 Road Trip Blog
2007 Trip Itinerary
2007 Trip Statistics
1999 Teardrop Adventure
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Calorie Calculations

Calculating calories for any beer is very simple, especially for the beer you brew because you already have the information you need.

Calories per Pint: S.G. in Plato x 18

Calories per 12 oz: S.G. in Plato x 13.5


16 oz. pint of Imperial Stout at 17.6 degrees Plato S.G.:
17.6 x 18 = 316.8 Calories.

12 oz. can of National-Brand Lager at 10.2 degrees Plato S.G.: 10.2 x 13.5 = 137.7 Calories.


I tested the above computation for 12 ounces of beer at Dogfish Head with QC Supervisor Chad Collier and his amazing $32,000 analysis machine. Calorie computations are logarythmic and not a straight line, however Chad was impressed with how close the calculations will get you to the actual Calorie count.

And wouldn't you rather have a 300+ calorie pint of Imperial Stout instead of a piece of chocolate cake anyway?

Road Trip Blog: www.roadbrewer.com
Women in Beer & Brewing: www.pinkbootssociety.org