How Many Beer Calories Can I Burn Walking Around?

“Next West Friend” from Procreations Brewing at Fresbrew

I happen to have gone to a local music festival in Fresno yesterday. It required a lot of walking or bike riding if you wanted to see all the bands you could. Which is awesome for me as I enjoy seeing local bands.

Also awesome is the festival took place in a area of Fresno with lots of Craft Beer options to stop and enjoy while walking around.

It made me think about how many calories I burned walking and how many I drank in.

“Stag” Pale from There Does Not Exist at Goldstein’s

Using this dead blog’s post about beer calories, here are the beers I had and the calories I obtained from them:

  • Procreations Brewing “Next West Friend” WCIPA. 7.5% – 300 calories.
  • There Does Not Exist Brewing “Stag” Pale Ale. 5.5% – 220 calories.
  • Machinehead Brewing “10 Speed Machine” – 260 calories.

So I consumed 780 calories in that session.

I roughly walked five miles, going around to many different stages and venues while at Tower Porchfest in Fresno.

This is where it gets tricky as to how many calories I burned walking.

“10 Speed Machine” from MachineHead Brewing at Spokeasy’s

I don’t have a smart watch to tell me so I have to filter what the Internet says how many calories a dude my size would burn walking that much.

The number I came ip with is 450.

So 780 in, 450 burned, I carried over 330 calories. Not terrible. But more than I would expect with all of that walking.🚶

Maybe it’s best not to think about it and go enjoy another beer. 😆 

Hey, but a good walk or meander through your neighborhood after a beer or two is a nice thing to do whether you’re worried about calories or not.

Session Thoughts: Why Does Beer Have To Have So Many Calories?!

I am drinking this “Nerd Immunity” Pale by Bottle Logic while writing this

I would like to just stop and take the time to ask or maybe point out:

  • Why does beer have so many calories?!
  • Why does it give you a hangover if you drink too much?!

Why can’t beer stop at being delicious and giving you calm and enjoyment with a great buzz?

It’s super cool that it gives you that and I cannot stress enough how cool that is, BUT then:

  • Gives you a beer belly.
  • Liver Cancer or something.
  • Hangovers.

When you really think about it, it is very fucked up. If there is a God, why did it decide that if you enjoy food and drink, you will gain too much weight and maybe die because of it?

You could’ve let us have nice things AND not made us portly and hungover. But you didn’t.

Total dick move if you ask me.

This Brewery Personality Is ‘Not Hiding Anymore‘

“Addie” from Santa Fe Brewing

Rising to the top of my favorite beer personalities on TikTok/Instagram is Santa Fe Brewing’s “Addie” aka @dirtyspice.

She has a unique energy unmatched in the Beer Tok and brewery promoting space.

Keep it up, Santa Fe Brewing! I don’t know if I’ll ever have a chance to have your beer but I love watching Addie’s creative promotion of it.

War Games Is A Perfect Movie To Have With A Pliny

Yesterday I had a Pliny while watching War Games – an 80s movie I love that’s sadly become insanely timely again. Outside of a couple cheeseball moments, the original hacker flick, still holds up.

It’ll make you miss the beginnings of the Internet and the 80s bedroom of your rich friend.

Side note: “Jennifer & David” are one of the most adorable couples in film – mark it down.

A Pliny is a wonderful beer to have while watching this feels-like-a-Spielberg-film-but-isn’t, classic.

The Russian River and Pliny label esthetic has always had an analog feel, much like how War Games somehow feels like when the Internet was analog.

Different Pliny The Elder Bottles
Some of my Pliny The Elder bottles

My only wish is I had a second Pliny as mine went empty early on. I also wish I had a standup Galaga machine but that’s a whole other thing.

War Games is currently available on Netflix and Pliny is where you can find it – but you knew that.