Yes, drinking too much beer will lead to a beer gut. But drinking in moderation (read: not getting sloshes by gassing brews and smashing the can on your skull) can actually benefit your health. We won't go and label it a "healthy" drink because we're not getting paid by a beer sponsor to write this.
But if you mind your caloric intake and don't drink to forget that you're an aging dude with a wife and kids and bills and a mortgage and … actually, screw it. We don't blame you for drinking to forget. Here are a handful of excuses as to why you're picking beer as your poison …
#1. Beer Is A Great Post-Workout Drink
According to researchers from Granada University in Spain, a brew can help your body rehydrate better than water or sports drinks. The study involved 104 students who worked out until their body temperatures reached 104 degrees. Half of the overheated guinea pigs got beer, the other water. The study showed that beer drinkers were slightly more hydrated that water drinkers.