First, here's an article in Men's Health on the 'Best and Worst Beers in America.' Read it, cry, laugh, then punch a cute bunny out of frustration.
DISCLAIMER: If you punch a cute bunny, I will punch you back. Bunnies are too damn cute.
What a stupid article. First, the title of the article is completely misleading. 'Best' and 'Worst' to me equals which ones taste great and which ones make me want to run into a thorny bush (I can name a few off the top of my head). All they did was compile a list of high and low caloric beers and list them from highest to lowest. The highest caloric beer, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot, happens to be one of the highest rated barleywines on the market. But since it's 330 calories per serving, you shouldn't drink it. Instead, grab a Bud Light (No. 9) or MGD 64 (No. 1). Screw you Men's Health, I like to taste my beer.
What really makes me mad (you don't want to see me angry) is how it creates this perception that all craft beers are high in calories, therefore, one should look for those other mass produced light lagers instead. Just fyi Men's Health, most people drink/chug these light lagers in mass quantities because a) they are lower in alcohol so it takes more to feel that buzz and b) they taste like cat piss. Craft beer not only tastes great, but naturally brings upon responsible drinking (for the most part) because people want to enjoy it.
I've also heard mass produced light lagers are produced from unicorn tears, so way to promote the sadness of fantastical creatures Men's Health.
Second, the article validates a total myth...the beer gut. Sorry to bust YOUR gut Men's Health, but there is no such thing as a beer gut, just a gut. I happen to drink high caloric beers almost every day and have nothing even remotely close to a beer gut. I eat right (whole, un-processed foods with a lot of fruit and vegetables) and try to keep an active lifestyle. 'Beer guts' are formed from eating unhealthy foods with a combination of not keeping an active lifestyle, not from drinking a high caloric craft beer.
Here are some myths and facts about the beer gut.
So just remember, don't punch cute bunnies. Instead, drink craft, not crap. Support your local brewers!
For a much better article that focuses on craft under 200 calories each, check out this article from msn.