Ok, beer enthusiasts, you know what day today is, right?  Well, if you are not a beer enthusiast, let me give you a little insight about what today, National Beer Day, is really about.  Although not an official holiday, it is a day celebrated nationwide. 

So what is it exactly?  Is it another reason to drink beer?  Probably, like most other events, there is always a reason to drink beer.

According to Wikipedia.com, it actually originated back in 1933 as a celebration of the Cullen-Harrison Act, which made it legal to buy, sell, and drink beer after 13 years of not being able to do so.  It was signed into legislation on April 7, by President Franklin D Roosevelt, and he himself determined that with the signing of this Act, that it was as appropriate time as any to have a beer.

Although, the signing of the Act did not generate the holiday;  actually some guy from Richmond VA decided that it should be celebrated because, hey, it’s a big deal, right?

Unfortunate that this day should fall on a Thursday this year, but don’t let it stop you from celebrating moderately.  Or maybe even continue the celebration through the weekend, that’s fine too.

With that in mind, here is another reason to drink some beer, it’s called Utica on Tap, and it happens April 30th at the Utica Aud.  It’s brought to you by the Pizza Boys of NY Mills and Little Falls and you can get your tickets right on this website, just click EVENTS.

So, to all my friends and listeners out there.  Have a cold one, or 12.  But do it responsibly, huh?

Read more about National Beer Day on Wikipedia