not a discussion of the movie generally, just the appearances of beer in the film. at least three tidbits that i'm wondering if beer historians could clarify: 1) were american southerners already drinking pale golden pilsner, out of clear glass mugs in 1858? pilsner had only started to take europe by storm a decade before. 2) would the beer have been dispensed with an (at a glance) english-style hand-pump/beer engine? in the film, waltz's character operates it in a manner sort of in-between that of hand-pump and modern keg, filling the first glass (if i remember correctly) with just one pumping motion and having the beer continuously pour out as if it was force-carbonated like a keg. the second glass was filled with several pumping motions, more like english cask beer. 3) later on, dicaprio's character gives his fighter slave a bottle of beer with a swingtop (beugel). were these the dominant small-serving containers at the time? even if so however, the bottle in the film looked contemporary 20th/21st century, with white plastic plug and an orange-colored rubber washer. or maybe that wasn't plastic...?