The drinking age at where it stands is very awkward. People go to college from age 18 to 22. That means it is very hard to regulate who gets beer and who doesn't. If it were lowered to 18, then it would be much easier to control. You can't raise it to 23 becuase first of all that starts impeding on other people's rights and if you are old enough for your country to take you away to the military at 18 the you are old enough to drink.