I have 2 friends who are allergic to hops... I just can't fathom that! not being able to drink beer... but one of them says he can drink about 2 Coronas with little to no effect. The other one can't go anywhere near any beer without reacting. As for the gluten free beers, I've tried a couple, there not bad. Unfortunately, they use rice in them too... I just don't like rice in my beer. But studies keep showing that gluten allergies are on the rise, more and more folks are developing this allergy. Some say its due to so much processed food.. I would tend to agree, like the guy said above, change your diet up and watch with wonder how much better you'll feel... and hopefully get to enjoy more beer!