Nope, alcohol directly irritates the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, causing inflammation of the stomach lining. Alcohol increases the production of gastric (stomach) acid, and can also cause a build up of triglycerides (fat compounds and free fatty acids) in liver cells. There is no good alcohol for anyone that has reflux or gastritis. A normal healthy person can tolerate it but for a person with gerd your just fooling yourself thinking it is ok.
I think the least acidic alcoholic drink I can tolerate (a single glass here and there and always with food) is white wine. Red wine is highly acidic, and I think most forms of alcohol have a low PH (meaning they are acidic).
Alcohol causes the stomach to produce excess acid and it is highly irritating to the stomach. That excess acid is going to back up into the esophagus. I hear beer is highly acidic and also has lots of carbs which is another no-no for GERD.
Same can happen with pills taken on an empty stomach.