Well according to my husband beer contains vitamins and other essential nutrients. When he said this to me I was like. WHHATTT!! VITAMINS!! He said yeah vitamin B12. Obviously I had to google this like you do!! and here is what I found:
Beer was known to be a source of B vitamins like niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, vitamins B6 and B12, and folate, which scientists now understand can help guard against birth defects of the brain and spine. In fact, a single bottle of beer (12 oz.) provides up to 12.5 percent of the recommended requirement of vitamin B6, which is known to be generally helpful on a cellular level and also heart-healthy.
Along with whole grains, cereals, and some vegetables (green beans among them), beer provides silicon, which is known to improve bone matrix quality. “Silicon supplementation in animals and humans has been shown to increase bone mineral density and improve bone strength,” researchers found in a recent study examining prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Yet, caution is advised. Although researchers at Tufts University give evidence that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol (wine as well as beer) is related to greater bone density in men and women over 60, they also found that bone mineral density was significantly lower in men who drank more than two servings of liquor per day.
A study published earlier this year and conducted by Italian researchers found that beer may reduce the risk of developing kidney stones by a whopping 41 percent. This may be due to beer’s high water content and diuretic effect, some hypothesize. In any event, the same was certainly not true for soda and punch, which increased the risk of developing kidney stones.
Consumption of sugar-sweetened soda and punch is associated with a higher risk of stone formation, whereas consumption of coffee, tea, beer, wine, and orange juice is associated with a lower risk.
Again and again it seems, scientists release reports suggesting moderate — and that is the operative word here — alcohol consumption is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. In fact, “moderate drinkers were 30 to 35 percent less likely to have had a heart attack than non-drinkers,” according to Harvard School of Public Health.
Are there any truth behind these facts???
But apart from having vitamins in it it's good for:
Loosening up that tongue (nothing like a good natter)
Helping things get off your chest
So what's not to like. Obviously take in moderation like anything else but go ahead and enjoy that beer.
By the way I did write this whilst having a beer ;-)