Miller Brewing Co. will roll out a 64-calorie beer as an extension to its MGD Light beer brand throughout the Midwest in the US this month.

The brewer said on Friday (29 February) that MGD 64, which is currently being tested in Arizona, San Diego and Sacramento, will be available in multiple bottle and can packages.

MGD marketing director Grant Leech said: "MGD 64 is a sensible choice for consumers working hard to keep up with the pace of their life. Whether they are out with a group of friends or taking a break at the end of the day, MGD 64 provides all of the great beer aroma and flavour consumers want but with about 35% fewer calories than the typical light beer."

The roll-out will be supported by activities that will aim at "reaching consumers in some places that they may not expect" such as "spas and health clubs," the company said.

Leech added: "Differences such as those between MGD 64 and competitive light beers and other alcohol beverages add up pretty quickly."