Because without beer, things do not seem to go as well...
Free State Brewing Company is one of my favorite places in Lawrence, Kansas. Located on Mass St., the pub offers a full dining menu as well as a variety of their own microbrews (whose names typically reflect some aspect of Kansas history, like Ad Astra Ale or Josiah Miller IPA).
The motto for the Free State dates back to 1902, and comes from a Capuchin monk, Brother Epp, who lived in a monastery in Munjor, Kansas. Brother Epp wisely noted, "Because without beer, things do not seem to go as well."
As true today as it was over a century ago.