Ale beer is much healthier than lager beer, with fewer calories and more of the sophisticated antioxidants called phenols that are beneficial for protecting your heart. A pint of premium draft beer has 220 calories, which is lower than most people think. It is possible to find gluten-free beer on the market, with a gluten level below 20 ppm, made from millet, rice or sorghum. Low-calorie gluten-free beers have approximately 160 to 170 calories per 12 ounces (354 ml).
Glutenberg Blonde has the lowest calorie level with only 160 calories and 4.5% alcohol, while Coors Peak is the most caloric and contains 170 calories and 4.7% alcohol. A review of more than 100 studies found an association between moderate alcohol consumption (two beers of 12 ounces or less if they have more than 5% alcohol by volume) and cardiovascular benefits. Yuengling managed to combine the health benefits of a lager beer with a reduced carbohydrate count, at just 99 calories per serving. When it comes to choosing between pale ale and lager beer, it is important to consider the calorie content and alcohol content of each type of beer.
Pale ales tend to have higher alcohol content than lagers, but they also tend to have more calories. Lagers typically have lower alcohol content but also fewer calories. Ultimately, it is up to the individual to decide which type of beer is best for them.