Birra Moretti is an Italian pale lager that has massively grown in popularity in the UK over the last decade. But how many calories are there in a pint of Birra Moretti? How strong is it? Is Birra Moretti gluten-free? Or vegan? What beer is similar to Birra Moretti? Let’s find out.
There are 318 calories in a pint of Birra Moretti (568ml). It has an alcohol content of 4.6% abv. Birra Moretti is not gluten-free as it contains barley. However, Birra Moretti is vegan.
In this article, I will expand on the answers I have already provided for the questions above. I will also look at beers that are similar to Birra Moretti, as you may want to try something a little different the next time you fancy a lager.
The Birra Moretti website tells us that there are 56 calories per 100ml in Birra Moretti. This is surprisingly high, usually, lagers are around 45-47 calories per 100ml. Using this number I was able to work out the calorie content of different serving sizes.
Interestingly, the Sainsbury’s website lists the calories per 100ml as only 37 (210 calories per pint).
I’m sticking with the brewers here, but it should be noted that Supermarkets are usually good for calorie information and that 37 calories per 100ml are a more typical number for lager than 56 calories.
Perhaps there is a difference in brewing between Birra Moretti brewed in Italy vs Birra Moretti brewed in the UK. But there really shouldn’t be!
Birra Moretti contains 4.6% abv, this is true for bottles and when it is poured on draught. This is pretty standard for a lager. The company do a double-malted version which is a lot stronger, 7.2% abv. Maybe worth trying if you fancy something a bit different. They also offer an alcohol-free version of their beer.
Sadly not, Birra Moretti contains malted barley which is a source of gluten. Their double-malted is definitely not gluten-free either! None of the beers in the Birra Moretti range are gluten-free.
Yes, apparently the company does not use isinglass or similar collagen products to clarify their beers. Meaning that there are no animal products in the brewing process. To find out more about vegan beers and isinglass check out my article on the subject.
The obvious first port of call for a beer similar to Birra Moretti would be Nastro Azurro by Peroni. This is also an Italian pale lager with a good reputation. Birra Messina is a Sicilian lager which is also very good.
These last two countries are responsible for the best pilsners in the world. Jever, Veltins, Flensburger, Bitburger, and Warsteiner from Germany. Budvar, Staropramen, Pilsner Urquell, Pravha, and Kozel from Czech Republic.
Check out my article on beer in Germany to learn more about the different beers that are brewed in this marvellous country.
Birra Moretti is a very decent pilsner, but there is a lot of competition out there. Don’t be afraid to experiment a bit, particularly if you haven’t tried the beers that I’ve mentioned. You could find your new favourite when you least expect it.
Matt Smith is the owner of Beer N Biceps. He has a degree in Sports Science, 10 years of experience working in the fitness industry, and has written for hundreds of fitness websites. He is a lover of good quality beer and believes that drinking in moderation can form part of a healthy lifestyle.