Being a goy, I’ve never really paid attention to when the Jewish holiday of Passover occurs. I just assumed that Passover happened right around Easter because historically Jesus and his disciples had the Last Supper as part of a Passover seder. So I always just assumed they would follow each other.
But apparently, Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox (which is based on a solar calendar). Whereas Passover takes place on the first full moon of Nisan, which is based on the Jewish calendar (which happens to be a lunar calendar).
Because solar and lunar calendars don’t match up, this is why Easter and Passover don’t continue to line up. Why did I tell this all to you? Well, it’s to let you know that Passover begins tomorrow evening.
To celebrate one of the holiest of holidays, Shmaltz Brewing and Dressel’s Pub are putting on a very special tap takeover this Sunday, April 24th from 10AM-10PM. The event, which they’re dubbing the Passover Hang Over Take Over, will feature a bevy of delicious Shmaltz beers including:
- Bock Bock
- Chanukah in Kentucky
- Funky Jewbelation
- Bittersweet Lenny’s RIPA
- Slingshot American Craft Lager
So, you got a bit of a history lesson and also a plan to drink some cool beers this weekend. Sounds like a win-win.