So the global beer economy is in the tank. Mega-national brewers are weeping. Small-town brewmasters are lamenting. Can’t we have a sliver of hope that we’ll hear something good about beer these days? Leave it up to The Thirsty Beagle to find a nugget of beer goodness to deliver to you wrapped with a tidy bow. Get ready for this, because if you’re like me — meaning you love meat and beer, and especially meat and beer together — this is big news: A new study found that marinating your beef in beer helps reduce the cancer risk associated with eating cooked beef. I can hear the trumpets of joy sounding now. Look out grocery store meat counter — it’s steak time for me this weekend!