I got to wondering; and, I think this has probably been discussed before, but they weren't all drinking real beer and whiskey, were they? What did they come up with that tasted good enough and held a head on it long enough to film?
Judy , I'm not sure if this was available back then but one of my ex's was a photographer, and when they set up pic's of food and things ..he did pic's of beer once..and it was a colored water and for the head of the beer , they had this (Damn Can't think of the name of it) it was like a refined sugar..that when they fluffed it with air it foamed up...and it would look like a Tapped Beer?
Gee, if Gunsmoke were being filmed nowadays, the beer producers would be fighting to get their beer used on the show. I can see it in the credits now. Beer used on this show provided by Coors on tap. The ultimate product placement! Thanks for the good information.