Questions about the 2017 legislative session? Ask the Minnesota Beer Activists

As the 2017 Minnesota legislative session gets underway, The Growler is working with Minnesota Beer Activists to answer your questions about the upcoming session as they relate to liquor laws in the state. Minnesota Beer Activists was founded in 2011 with a mission to “represent consumers’ interests through active engagement in education, legislation, and community […]

LTD Brewing makes beer to protest Sunday liquor sale ban

LTD Brewing is taking a stand against the ban on Sunday liquor sales today by doing what they do best: brewing a beer. LTD, Senator David Osmek, representatives of Sunday Sales Minnesota, and members of the public supportive of the cause are brewing the limited-edition Sunday Sales Pale Ale today in an effort to “raise awareness […]

Update: The Sunday Growler Sales Race Is On

Updated: June 1, 2015 Cities across the state of Minnesota are updating their ordinances to allow Sunday growler sales following a law change at the state level that permits them pending local approval. Below is a chronological list of effective dates for Sunday growler sales in individual cities. Check brewery websites and social media channels […]

The Mill: Tandem Brewing and UV Resistance

The Mill is running a little slow this week. We’re still a little groggy from the all the sun, brats and brews over the holiday weekend. But we have good things to look forward to: Sisyphus opening, breweries collaborating, and one of our favorite festivals is just around the corner. Do you have any beer […]

Omnibus 2014: How Minnesota’s new laws affect craft brewers

By John Garland The state’s newest liquor laws have been in effect for two weeks. Previously, we talked to local distillers about their plans for cocktail rooms. This week, we decided to dig a little deeper into the provisions that affect brewers—namely, the ability for brewery taprooms to operate on Sundays and fill any growler […]

Omnibus 2014: Distillers React

By John Garland So the Sunday growler sales provision died a sudden, Teamster-related death, but Governor Dayton signed the rest of the bill back on Tuesday the 13th. And while the Sunday sales (sorry, #sundaysales) fight will continue into the next session, S.F. 2336 will affect other local beverage operations, most notably ushering in a nice step […]