I am a gluten-free girl, but luckily I loathe beer, so this hasn't been an issue for me. (My issue is having to drive past a Philly Pretzel Factory every day on the way home from work and not stopping to get a yummy soft pretzel. *sigh* I know if I gave in and ate one, I'd bloat up like I was 8 months preggo--among other, too-TMI-to-mention-here symptoms--and I would really prefer to actually fit into my pants, thankyouverymuch.)
For those of you who don't know much about the gluten-free lifestyle, gluten is also present in barley...which is also present in beer. Barely doesn't contain any gluten, but barley most certainly does!