Seeing as how beer is a diuretic could you balance you beer intake to keep yourself from dehydrating? At what rate could you consume the beverage and not cause more harm than good?
I’m thinking that the short term you could prevent dehydration, but would it be enough to replace your sweat over a longer period of, say, a month or so?
I know that if you drink enough beer you can become dehydrated, and they say not to drink alcohol (beer) on very hot days.
So, what would be the advice on sustaining on beer alone for hydration in the desert?