It's not an easy decision, especially when you attach many beautiful feelings towards beer consumption.
Further research must be undertaken, although this shocked me too. be honest. I'm not a drinker of alcohol and don't make it a habit to touch the stuff. But as you said, you have to weigh up the pros and cons of any situation and how it impacts your life — both negatively and positively. As long as you are informed of both sides, you are then free to make your own decisions.
Life is far too short, and I think you should have more of a balanced life regarding food and drink.