Iowa “cocktail room” bill advances out of committee

You can buy alcohol on Sundays in a grocery store in Iowa, but there are still some liquor laws in the Hawkeye state that are a little behind the times. That, however, may soon change. HSB 547 would finally make it legal for Iowa microdistilleries to pour cocktails on site. It passed the state government committee in … [ Read more]

Update: Town Hall Extends Gift Cards for Growlers Promo

Update: May 12, 2015 With well over 1,000 growlers returned so far from locations near and far, Town Hall has extended the campaign through May 17. They estimate over 1,700 are currently in their possession and expect to hit 2,000 total. Growlers returned will be directed back to their original breweries if possible, or recycled for those … [ Read more]

Cans and Growlers meet in The Crowler

Cans have taken over as the craft beer container of choice. So it makes sense that the can craze should extend that into taproom takeaways in place of those cumbersome 64 oz. glass jugs. Enter the can growler, or Crowler. It’s not the death of the glass growler yet, but options are increasing for other take … [ Read more]

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 … [ Read more]

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