Beer gets a pretty bad rap, from the everyday beer belly to being the main culprit behind the “freshman 15″. Meanwhile, wine has enjoyed the spotlight as the heart-healthy choice — when taken in moderation, of course. But did you know that, when also consumed in similar moderation, beer has its own possible health benefits? This infographic by Frugal Dad gives you the low-down on recent research that suggests beer could actually be good for you. Bonus: advice on how to drink your favorites. What else do you need?

Now, this isn’t an excuse to play beer pong every weekend, but you’ll at least be able to finally tell your wine-snob friend that a pint will do them just as well as their Merlot. Drink safely, my friends.

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