We love doing events around here, for a couple of reasons.

One, we love throwing a big party for our friends and listeners, and we get really psyched when lots of people come and have a good time. The second reason is a little more selfish: when some of our partners come in to talk about the event, they usually bring samples. This is awesome for our Bacon and Barbecue events, but even better when the focus is beer.

We'll be having a bunch of the Hat City on Tap participating breweries in over the next week, and it all started with Paul Halayko from the Newburgh Brewing Company. He came in and hung out with me on the Drive at 5 last week, and here's how it went down.

Paul was nice enough to leave me with a few cans each of 4 of their delicious brews. You can check them out for yourself, along with over 50 other great local, regional and national breweries, at Hat City On Tap October 12th at the Danbury Arena. Get your tickets now before they're all gone.