I've used it in my beers before, usually my hopped up pale ales. I can't pick up any off flavors or dryness from it and I've been very satisfied from the results.
Although, I don't think table sugar would be an adequate substitue, this has a much finer texture and I think it's a blend of sugars.
Give it a try.
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