When I was younger, I was a huge beer drinker, all kinds, all nationalities, but these days not so much. Maybe 6-8 beers per year. When you're pushing 61, the high-calory content of beer is not your friend. These days, I stick to the harder stuff. Still high-calory, but not as high as beer because, as a practical concern, you can't drink nearly as much of it. You have to cut off earlier to maintain either coherence or consciousness. it doesn't work this way for everybody, but for me, switching to the hard stuff has lowered my alcohol and caloric intake from when I was big beer drinker. I drank A LOT more beer than I do liquor. But that's just me. As I said, individual results may vary.