How Many Calories in a Pint of Stella? Skinny Lager vs. Stella Artois

How Many Calories in a Pint of Stella? Skinny Lager vs. Stella Artois

Stella Artois is one of the most respected lager brands in the world. Its branding features a horn and star which is believed by many to be the oldest continued branding in the world.  

Stella Artois is synonymous with premium quality and is famous for being ‘reassuringly expensive’, according to an ad campaign that ran for nearly 30 years. 

However, with the continued growth of the beer industry, premium options have diversified to meet consumer demands and expectations. Modern brewing methods have evolved to deliver premium taste without the high calorie and carbohydrate content of more traditional lagers.

But, how many calories are in a pint of Stella, anyway? There are 219 calories in a pint of Stella Artois. In comparison, a modern lager, such as Skinny Lager has only 149 calories per pint. 

Continue below to see how Stella Artois compares to Skinny Lager in calories and other dietary requirements, such as gluten content, carbohydrate content, and Vegan Society Certification. 

How Many Calories In A Pint Of Stella?

As mentioned, there are 219 calories in a pint of Stella Artois. This high-calorie content is due to the amount of carbohydrates in Stella Artois, at 15g per pint. Alcohol content also plays a role in the calorie content of Stella Artois.

How Many Calories Are in a Bottle of Stella Artois? 

There are 127 calories in a bottle of Stella Artois. This whopping amount of calories is for a 330ml bottle of Stella. For a 660ml bottle of Stella Artois, this amount rises to 254, or approximately 13% of an adult’s recommended daily calorie intake. 

Is Stella Artois Vegan? 

Whilst it is often reported online that Stella Artois is vegan, they have yet to be certified by The Vegan Society. As such, it can’t be confirmed that Stella Artois is vegan. Vegan Certification and the inclusion of the Vegan Society Logo on the bottle or other packaging requires stringent tests of brewing methods by the Vegan Society. 

Is Stella Artois Gluten Free?

No, Stella Artois is not gluten-free. Stella Artois is made with malted barley, which contains gluten that isn’t removed. 

Stella Artois brew a gluten-free version of their popular premium lager. However, the calorie content increases to 130 calories per 330ml bottle and the carbohydrate content increases to 10.9g per 330ml bottle.

Removing the gluten from any lager is a complicated process that will change the taste of the lager, and will often increase the carb and calorie content. 

Stella Artois therefore can’t be replicated exactly once the gluten is removed, often leaving customers disappointed that the two products aren’t the same. 

Skinny Lager was created to be totally free of gluten, always. But it is still brewed using malted barley which allows us to use modern brewing techniques to remove the gluten, whilst still keeping that premium lager taste. 

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Calories in Stella Artois Vs. Skinny Lager

Skinny Lager is a premium lager that doesn’t compromise on taste and experience but has 30% fewer calories when compared to a bottle of Stella Artois. 

Skinny Lager (per 330ml) Stella Artois (per 330ml) Stella Artois Gluten-Free (per 330ml)
Calories  89 127 130
Carbohydrates (g) 3.0 8.6 10.2
ABV 4.0% 4.8% 4.8%
Certified Gluten Free
Certified Vegan? 


As you can see above, a bottle of Skinny Lager contains only 89 calories, which is 30% fewer calories than a bottle of Stella Artois. 

Stella Artois has nearly 3 times the carbohydrate content than Skinny Lager. If you are looking for a full-flavoured premium lager, yet one that is low in calories and carbs, then Skinny Lager is the perfect choice for you.

A Premium Lager That Doesn’t Compromise

Here at SkinnyBrands, we think that you should be able to drink a premium lager without unnecessary calories, carbohydrates or gluten. Skinny Lager is brewed with the finest techniques and ingredients to bring you a lager that is only 89 calories but doesn’t compromise on taste. 

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