"If we didn't have it played we'd have a revolt on our hands." Yes, the Wyoming beer song is just that important. Ask University of Wyoming Athletics Historian Kevin McKinney, who's seen the song become a staple in Laramie over the years. "It's just been steadily growing until...I think some days it feels like it's played more than Cowboy Joe actually," says McKinney. But surprisingly...there's no consensus on how this 20th century polka ended up at the University.