Utica's Mayor Rob Palmieri isn't taking any chances when Utica City FC hosts the only unbeaten team in the MASL on Sunday, the Milwaukee Wave.

Since both cities have beer named after them, Utica's Mayor wants us all to ditch the Old Mil for a delicious Utica Club!

In fact, he's now issued a proclamation banning Milwaukee beer from the Adirondack Bank Center on Sunday, January 6, and encouraging all Utica residents to not drink any Milwaukee beer(including but not limited to Old Mil and Milwaukee's Best) between the hours of 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Palmieri pointed out that both squads - who are both undefeated at home - come from cities that have rich brewing histories.

“Much in the same way Saranac Brewery and Utica Club
beer are linked to our great City and culture, Miller Brewing and Milwaukee’s Best are tied to the Cream City. We will do whatever it takes to support Utica, Utica City and Utica Club-- our iconic beer brand; even it means banning rival beers," Palmieri said in a press release.

“We believe that we have the best soccer team, and the best beer, and both will shine brightly on Sunday.”

The Milwaukee Wave is 4-0 in league play, while Utica City FC, which is 5-1 in league play, remains unbeaten at home with a 4-0 record.

Here's a copy of the Proclamation:

Courtesy Mayor Palmieri's office
Courtesy Mayor Palmieri's office

So if you plan on having a beer or two on Sunday, whether your're at the game or not make it an Uncle Charlie!



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