For serving Spotted Cow at Maple Tavern last spring, Brandon Hlavka and David Lantos were each charged Thursday with a single felony count of transporting alcohol into Minnesota for resale. New Glarus is not a licensed alcohol manufacturer in Minnesota, and is therefore prohibited from distribution in the state.
The Star Tribune reports:
“The Wisconsin Department of Revenue received an anonymous tip about the alcohol-related crime and contacted Minnesota’s Department of Public Safety, according to the criminal complaint. Undercover officers visited the bar on April 13, ordered Spotted Cow from the tap and secretly tested the beer, which proved stronger than 3.2 percent alcohol.”
Maple Tavern has responded on Facebook: