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Rob Miller
Rob Miller owns and operates Goebel Liquor, family owned since 1971, located at the corner of Maple and West Streets. Rob's World of Beers selection, offers over 450 microbrews and imports. Rob has worked hard to make his beer selection the best available, short of taking a drive to Dallas or Denver. When not on the road prospecting new products for the store to introduce to Wichita, you can usually find Rob at a sporting event, or any activity involving one of his five children. You can contact Rob at Goebel Liquor, e-mail: stoutsman@aol.com, or by phone at (316) 943-2911.
Beer, Wine & Spirits
2004-01-01 11:40:00
How fattening is beer... really?
ANSWER: The calories found in an average beer (about 150 calories) are less than the calories found in a Whopper (650), or a large order of fast food French fries (500). But, if you drink one 12-ounce bottle of beer every day and don't alter your diet or your exercise regime, then you can expect to gain about 15 pounds over the course of a year. One should never advocate giving up beer, so as a beer drinker, it never hurts to exercise more, or to eat less. The calorie content in beer is pretty close to the number of calories found in a 5-ounce glass of wine (about 125 calories). And like beer, the calorie content will vary depending on the type of beer or wine of choice. Still, compared to some of the alternative choices in alcoholic beverages, beer doesn't look too bad. An 8-ounce Pina Colada contains 465 calories, an 8-ounce Long Island Ice Tea - 225 calories, and an 8-ounce Margarita has 300 calories. If weight gain is a factor in your choice of alcoholic beverage, why not try the low-carbohydrate approach? It is possible to include moderate amounts of regular brewed beer in a low-carbohydrate diet. One stumbling block that some beer drinkers find when trying to shed weight on a low-carbohydrate diet is the reliance on light beer with its minimal carbohydrate content (and some might say taste). Is it possible to move beyond the restrictions of light beer and on to one of your full-bodied favorites? If you're a beer drinker, the answer might be obvious. There are no carbohydrate listings on the cans or bottles of regular brewed beer because the government feels that "... nutrition information on labels [of regular beers] is unnecessary and unwarranted." Brewers of light beers, however, have to not only prove that their products are lower in carbohydrates and calories by listing these counts on beer containers, they must also include the nutritional values of the lighter brew. Remember, it's the residual sugars left behind after fermentation that contribute to the majority of carbs in beer. Non-alcohol (NA) beers are a good example of this. A Beck's Haake NA has 20 carbs per 12-ounce serving! Lower alcohol content has nothing to do with the number of carbs found in that beer.For the benefit of anyone who's considering using the low-carbohydrate approach to shedding unwanted pounds, here are some popular beers along with their carbohydrate content. All are based on carbohydrate content in a twelve-ounce beer.Cooper's Genuine Draught 7.02, Pete's Strawberry Blonde 13.70, Corona Extra 13.99, and Anchor Steam a whopping 16.00.
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