Beer and Health: Nine Questions Answered

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Beer and Health: Nine Questions Answered

3. How much alcohol is in beer?
The alcohol content of beer typically ranges from roughly 2 percent to 12 percent but can vary considerably depending on the type. Most beers are, on average, about 5 percent alcohol. Alcohol content is based on volume. Light beer, by the way, is beer that contains less alcohol and/or fewer calories.

Originally Published August 4, 2014

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