7 Times Utica Club Shaped History
Due to the recent beer shortage in Utica that has left a draft drought for Utica Club for the next two weeks, we wanted to share the importance of Utica Club in history. You may not know how crucial of a role UC has played in United States history, and even world history.
1) The Invention Of The Telephone- 1876
Alexander Graham Bell is commonly credited as the inventor of the first practical telephone. You've heard the classic story of Bell crying out "Watson, come here! I want to see you!". Do you know why he cried that out though? Watson was in the other room enjoying an ice cold Utica Club. Bell was very thirtsy. Bell was sick of getting left in the lab with no beer. The invention of the phone came to him in a dream....a dream to call an order in for Utica Club. The rest is history. Clearly Common Core isn't teaching our children these facts.
2) The Wright Flyer Flying At Kitty Hawk- December 17, 1903
Imagine how much airplanes have changed the way we travel. The Wright Brothers paved the way for many innovations in air to come, including one day man traveling to the moon. But what was the real reason The Wright brothers, who worked in a bike shop, invented an airplane? You often don't hear the story of their cousin Francis Barretta who lived in Utica New York. When the brothers were growing up, they'd often go bar hopping with Francis in Utica. They enjoyed the taste of Utica club so much, they wanted to bring it back to their home state of North Carolina. They didn't want to do this by train or car....they wanted the beer much faster. The boys sat together and designed the first plane to deliver beer. The rest is history.
3) Cuban Missle Crisis- October 1962
The Cuban missile crisis was a 13-day conflict in October 1962 between the Soviet Union and the United States on the other side. The crisis is generally regarded as the moment in which the Cold War came closest to turning into a nuclear conflict, and is also the first documented instance of mutual assured destruction (MAD) being discussed as a determining factor in a major international arms agreement. Tensions were very high. On October 27, after much deliberation between the Soviet Union and Kennedy's cabinet, Kennedy agreed to send over 150 cases of Utica Club to Russia in exchange for 150 cases of Russian vodka. The deal went over nice and smooth, both political parties were very happy.
4) The Apollo 11 Moon Mission- July 20th 1969
On July 20th 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon. This walk took place due to all the hard work throughout the 1960's with the space race. What many historians forget to tell you, is what took place moments before the walk. Neil Armstrong was very nervous about taking that one small step. Buzz Aldrin suggested he calmed his nerves by drinking a UC. Neil chugged about two or three before suiting up and walking on the surface. NASA has covered up the following hiccup that took place "That was one small step for man HICCCCCUPPP BURP, one giant leap for man kind".
5) The Breakup Of The Beatles- April 10, 1970
The Beatles are probably one of the most well known bands on the face of the planet. There will never be a group like them throughout the history of mankind and music. Many claim the breakup took place because Paul McCartney and John Lennon couldn't stop arguing about music. There was arguing, but not about music. Lennon would drink McCartney's Utica Club every day. McCartney was so outraged that this happened every day for several weeks, he decided to leave the band. He went out to form the group Wings, where each band member KNEW not to touch Paul's Utica Club.
6) The Collapse Of The Berlin Wall- June 1987
One of the most historic moments of the Cold War was the fall of the Berlin Wall. Americans will always remember President Ronald Reagan's quote of "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!". Now of course the wall was torn down to bring peace from East Germany to West Germany. However, Reagan was more eager than anyone else for the wall to come down. Why? He drank too much Utica Club and had to use the rest room. Reagan knew that Gorbachev built top of the line rest rooms on the East side of the wall. He wanted to use them, and he wanted to use them fast!
7) Fall Of The Soviet Union- December 1991
Remember earlier we were talking about the Cuban missile crisis? Well in 1991, Soviets learned the truth of all the Utica Club that was available. The Soviet government kept the stash to themselves. None of the people of Russia were able to enjoy such a great American made beer. A spy named Tony Boilerfalitico leaked the secret deal to the public, and people were not happy. They protested the government, and the eventual fall took place.