Here’s What the ‘Cheers’ Cast Was Actually Drinking On-Screen

You’ve probably heard of a bar where everyone knows your name, but it turns out that the actual beer it served wasn’t quite as appealing.

The on-set secret came to light as cast members from the hit television series shared their memories from filming during a reunion panel at the ATX TV Festival in Austin last weekend, according to People. During the panel, one actor revealed what was actually flowing on-draft at Cheers: flat, salty, non-alcoholic beer. Actor George Wednt, who played Norm Peterson on the 11-season series, said the draft beer employed a bit of movie magic — and a whole lot of sodium chloride — to amp up the beer’s foamy appearance.

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