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Utica mayor bans Milwaukee beer at UCFC game: ‘We have the best soccer team, the best beer’

Soccer fans heading to the Utica City FC game on Sunday are encouraged to enjoy Utica Club beer, and won’t have the option to have a Milwaukee’s Best.

Posted: Jan 3, 2019 11:57 AM
Updated: Apr 23, 2019 1:11 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- Soccer fans heading to the Utica City FC game on Sunday are encouraged to enjoy Utica Club beer, and won’t have the option to have a Milwaukee’s Best.

Mayor Robert Palmieri called for a short-term ban on the consumption of Milwaukee’s Best beer as the Milwaukee Wave take on the Utica City FC at the Adirondack Bank Center.

The Wave is the MASL’s only unbeaten team at home – 4-0 in league play.

Palmieri says that while both squads can be proud of their on-field successes, they can also boast the rich beer brewing history in each city. He said in a statement:

“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.”

The mayor issued a proclamation that “Milwaukee’s Best beer will be banned in the Adirondack Bank Center, and its consumption will be discouraged throughout the city between the hours of 2:00 PM- 6 PM Sunday.”

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