Troy on Tap is this Saturday at the Troy Riverfront Park.

Between samplings, you're going to find it more socially acceptable if you talk with the people around you. So to get you started, here's a bunch of beer facts from

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    miteemaus5, ThinkStock

    Paid In Beer

    Egyptian Pyramid workers were paid with beer: 1 gallon (4L) per day. This was a good idea then, and still works. Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets: 5 cans of beer for a day's work, plus €10 and tobacco.
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    Aksakalko, ThinkStock

    Safer Than Water?

    In the Middle Ages Beer was consumed more than water as the alcohol made it safer. I always assume this even today.

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    Anna Gontarek-Janicka, ThinkStock

    Beer For Your Health

    Beer is claimed to help prevent cardiac disease and cognitive decline. A beer a day keeps the doctor away? I'm pretty sure that's right.
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    Tyler Olson, ThinkStock

    World's Longest Hangover

    The world's longest hangover lasted 4 weeks after a Scotsman consumed 60 pints of beer. This is not a challenge.
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    George Doyle, ThinkStock

    Drunk Around The World

    At any given time, 0.7% of the world is drunk. So 50 million people are drunk right now. Make sure you do your part to keep this fact true on Saturday.