According to an article I read recently the following beers should be avoided due to harmful ingredients (Beside each brew is the claimed harmful ingredient):

1. Newcastle Brown Ale – caramel coloring
2. Budweiser – (GMO) corn
3. Corona Extra – GMO Corn Syrup and Propylene Glycol
4. Miller Lite – GMO corn and corn syrup
5. Michelob Ultra – GMO dextrose
6. Guinness – fish bladder and high fructose corn syrup
7. Coors Light – GMO corn syrup
8. Pabst Blue Ribbon – GMO corn and GMO corn syrup

Bad beer sells: In 2013 Corona’s sales rose 4%, even though it is one of the worst rated beers on the web (Beeradvocate has it rated a 56 which = awful).  But parent company Constellation is making a killing over selling the dream of a tropical beach vacation.  I guess it’s best to not focus the marketing on how the beer tastes when it’s really that bad.

Here are the beers listed as being healthier:

GMO Free Beers:

Organic Beers (Unpasteurized & Unfiltered):
Peak Organic – a favorite of mine
Wolaver’s – all beers
Lamar Street – Whole Foods label (brewed by Goose Island)
Bison – all beers
Dogfish Head (organic when ingredients available)
Fish Brewery Company – Fish Tale Ales
Lakefront Brewery – Organic ESB
Brooklyn – (organic when ingredients are available)
Pinkus – all beers
Samuel Smiths – Samuel Smiths Organic Ale
Wychwood – Scarecrow Ale
Duchy Original Ale Organic
Fuller’s Organic
Nelson Organic Ale
Natureland Organic

Non-Organic Beers (Unpasteurized & Unfiltered):
Sierra Nevada – all choices (their Pale Ale is a classic)
Duck Rabbit – Brown Ale, Porter, Amber Ale, Milk Stout
Dogfish Head- 60 Minute IPA, Shelter Pale Ale, Chicory Stout
Shipyard – Summer Brew
Victory Brewery – Whirlwind
North Coast – Blue Star
Bridgeport – IPA (Bottle conditioned)
Ayinger – all choices
Royal Oak – Pale Ale
Fraziskaner – Hefeweisse and Dunkel Weisse
Weihenstephaner – Hefe Weissbier
Maisel’s – Weisse
Hoegaarden – Belgian Wit

Other:
Heineken (the old stand by)
Steamwhistle
Amstel Light
Mill Street Brewery

So basically it seems that micro-brews are the much more healthier alternative to the mass produced beers. My palate was already telling me this before I read the article.

If you agree/disagree or want to add a beer to the list please leave a comment below.

Source Articles:

http://www.endoriot.com/2014/05/8-beers-that-you-should-stop-drinking.html

http://money.msn.com/investing/post–bad-beer-still-sells-the-corona-coup#scpshrjmg

 

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