An average 16 oz beer has around 17g of Carbs while a 12 oz bottle as around 13g. So, even just one beer is going to exceed the 10g – 15g of Carb restriction you are trying to adhere to for a single particular meal. Chances are, you are going to be kicked out of ketosis if you have one or two beers.
Now you have to decide it that is a big deal for you or not. For me, I seem to be able to deal with 2 beers in an evening and still find I am in ketosis in the morning. More than that, and I am not. That also assumes I am careful to consume very few Carbs in the food that I eat. I have found that this is where the Ketone Supplement comes into it’s own. I take a caffeine free serving before I go to bed and my regular caffeinated one in the morning and I seem to ease back into Ketosis over the next day or two with very little drama.
Wine is generally a much better option on a Low Carb Diet. The average glass of wine has about 3.8g of carbs so, from a carbohydrate point of view, you can have a few glasses in an evening without jeopardising your ketotic state. Every wine is different, obviously, but dry whites and reds are generally a bit lower in carbs than the others. I have just come across merchant called Dry Farm Wines who sources and distributes Keto-Friendly Wines. They are awesome!! All Dry Farmed, so no irrigation, they only select wines that are Sugar Free, Carb Free, with no additives or preservatives and a little lower in alcohol. So the result is that you can drink reasonable amounts of this wine without being kicked out of Ketosis. Also, because of the old fashioned methods of fermenting it combined with the lower alcohol levels and the lack of added rubbish, there are no side effects or hangover the next day. I know, I didn’t believe it either, but then I tried it and all the claims were true! For more, Read the Blog Post about it.