Thanks for being our guinea pig in the name of science!
I wonder if beer should be a separate experiment, though. I'm with you on the Vodka/Cranberries... I've heard that vodka is one of the 'cleanest' alcohol choices in terms of carbs and sugars.
Beer on the other hand, has tons of carbs/sugars, plus the carbonation factor. Puts more variables that can cause a reaction into the experiment. Back to to the lab!
diagnosed with UC in Feb 2007
taking 12 Asacol/day since then
take Rowasa enema as needed
Mega-dosing on iron due to anemia
Have tried dozens of alternate remedies:
glutamine, sunflower/spinach, omega3, Ayurveda, reflexology, herbal prescriptions, blood allergy testing (avoiding dairy and eggwhites), tried no nightshades, tried SCD (not very strict to be honest), tried Guts to Glory program, briefly tried David Klein diet, mega-probiotics, probiotic enemas, slippery elm enemas, etc. etc.
I know that the right combination for what my tender tummy needs is out there!