Light beer – the term "light beer" is often associated with low-calorie macro brews, but that is changing rapidly. Many of today's best light beers come from small breweries and are filled with flavor, a far cry from the watered-down lagers that have dominated the market for years. Light beers generally have around 100 calories and are lower in alcohol—responsible for most of the caloric intake. They’re also very refreshing, which makes them perfect spring and summer brews. In addition, light beer is used in cooking when preparing dough, sauces, main dishes and soups.