What would some of you expert nutritionalists and food chemists have to say about drinking a beer following a ride? Some of the darker beers especially, have lots of calories that are readily accessible. I am not talking about drinking beer as a recovery method. My question is really more about the potential negative aspects to having one beer (or maybe two) after a ride. There is definitely the dehydration aspect, but what about the biochemistry of alcohol specifically, versus carbohydrate?