I know it's taboo is some circles, that alcohol exacerbates acne, etc. Having said that, experientially I have found that having a few beers (2) helps clear acne. Would be interesting to know if other users have found this result as well, and I by no means imply going on a binge. I just feel for those deprived of enjoying that occasional beer, you might just have the heads up. I think the type of acne is important : it should be red/reddish and not damp or fluid filled (large/inflammed).