Billy Beer was first made by the Falls City Brewing Company of Louisville, Ky., in July 1977. It was named for Billy Carter, the younger brother of then-President Jimmy Carter. Billy Carter promoted Billy Beer, and each can bore his endorsement and a facsimile of his signature.
While the novelty of having the brother of a sitting president promote beer caused a sensation at the time, the beer itself did not remain on the market very long. In October of 1978, Reynolds Metals bought nearly 9 million empty Billy Beer cans and melted them down for scrap, signaling an end of the line. Though regarded as a collectible, Billy Beer cans are not particularly rare or valuable.Learn More
The freezing point of beer depends on its alcohol content, but it generally freezes at around 28 degrees Fahrenheit. Beer is typically between 6 and 20 proof. For reference, 24 proof liquor freezes at 20 degrees, 64 proof liquor freezes at -23 degrees, and 84 proof liquor freezes at -30 degrees.Full Answer >
Most beer contains gluten. Traditionally, beer is made from malted barley or malted wheat, both of which contain gluten. Some types of beer contain more gluten than others, but beer with any amount of gluten may make people with celiac disease sick.Full Answer >
Beer is often used to restore shine and bounce to dull and dry hair. Using beer on the hair also helps to strengthen it.Full Answer >
One can drink expired beer without fear of health problems. However, beer is not as flavorful beyond the expiration date. Most beer is not meant to age, so there is no benefit to drinking it beyond its expiration or "best before" date.Full Answer >