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The Grown-Up Guide To Beer, Low-Cal Edition

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    Happy 4th of July! Hopefully all of you are enjoying a restful day in the sun, chowing down on some BBQ, and knocking back some icy brews. Or not. Because as anyone conscious of calories can tell you, sippin' on some suds is a quick way to load on the extra sugars and carbs.

    And yet, it's summer, and cracking open some IPAs, wheat brews, Pilsners, and ales is about as American as...well, today.

    Instead of fretting about waistlines or forcing yourself to abstain, we have another suggestion. After chatting with the doyenne of drafts, Erika Rietz, editor-in-chief of Draft Mag, we've culled the ultimate grown-up guide to low-cal beer. Not only is Erika super knowledgeable about all things brewed, but she totally gets our need to cut back without limiting the fun — or, more importantly, the taste experience that a finely crafted brew can bring with it. So, heed her advice, throw back a cold one, and camp out for those fireworks. Like we said, we've got you.

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