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U.S. Beer Shows Calorie Counts With New Industry Guidelines

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Under new beer-industry guidelines, U.S. drinkers will be able to see how many calories they’re consuming when they reach for that next brew.

The largest sellers of beer in the country will begin listing calories, carbohydrates, protein and fat -- along with alcohol by volume -- on their labels, the Beer Institute trade group said in a statement Tuesday. The companies involved, which include Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors, account for more than 81 percent of beer volume sold.