Sounds as though you moved past any carb-flu very quickly, congrats on that, the carb-flu is one of the biggest hurdles you face when going Primal.
As for your points, yes, I was also one of those "always hungry" types. The joke at my old job was meetings could not go past my threshold, because once I was hungry I was one bitter critter. Once I went Primal, that went away almost immediately. I'm to the point now where I am IF'ing with almost zero conscious effort, it just happens that I'm not really hungry until noon or later.
Cravings also lessen or disappear entirely once you are really feeding your body quality foods. For a fun experiment, buy a candy bar (not a high quality one, one from the checkout aisle at the grocery). I couldn't eat more than a bite of mine (Butterfinger, which I used to adore) the "chocolate" was so gross and tasted like wax. Many processed foods that I used to love I simply have lost the taste for entirely.
Can't speak to the beer, I've never been a big beer drinker. I do know there are gluten-free beers on the market now, which makes it less damaging, but I wouldn't worry much if you aren't drinking it daily.
Congrats on your early successes, keep up the good work!