All alcoholic beverages are the best known trigger for gout attacks; however, beer has been found to be the biggest culprit of the inflammation that is associated with this condition. One study found that people who drank one 12-ounce beer each day where nearly 2 times more likely to develop gout than those who did not consume any alcohol. Though beer is thought to be the worst type of alcohol for gout, all types of alcoholic beverages can contribute to flares in those who are prone to the condition. Why? – Because alcohol makes the kidneys excrete alcohol instead of uric acid, which causes a buildup of uric acid, thus causing the development of gout.