Thanks to Wikipedia:
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year on the final Monday of May. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day
We cannot forget the fact that yes, local breweries are closed, but it is not just to make sure we grill outside and enjoy craft beer from a can instead.
We are free to be outside drinking craft beer from a can for a reason. I think we can all lift our glasses (or cans if you really prefer...) to that!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone!