J.J. Taylor–MN president Christopher Morton and Teamsters’ Ed Reynoso outline contract agreement to end seven-week strike

The nearly seven-week strike by 93 members of Teamsters Local 792 against distribution company J.J. Taylor Distributing Company of Minnesota came to an end late Thursday, May 24, 2018. According to a tweet from Teamsters Local 792, the contract between the striking employees and Minnesota’s largest beer distributor was overwhelmingly ratified: “all along it was … [ Read more]

Cigar City swings into the Minnesota beer market this May

A taste of Florida sunshine is making its way to Minnesota, as Cigar City Brewing launches its beers in market this May. Northeast Minneapolis’ J.J Taylor Distributing Company will handle Cigar City’s distribution into Minnesota, the 18th state in the craft brewery’s distribution footprint. “Our recent launch in Chicago has experienced a lot of success … [ Read more]

Beer delivery drivers, warehouse workers strike distributor J.J. Taylor

Delivery drivers for Minnesota’s largest beer distributor aren’t behind the wheel this week—instead they are behind a picket line. Ninety-three members of Teamsters Local 792, who work as delivery drivers and warehouse workers for J.J. Taylor Distributing Company of Minnesota, went on strike effective at 5am on Monday, April 9. Located in Northeast Minneapolis, J.J. Taylor … [ Read more]

Gluek Beer is making a comeback

In many ways, Memorial Day weekend marks the return of the summer season. But this year, it also marks the re-release of a nostalgic Minnesota beer brand: Gluek’s Beer. On Friday, May 26, a local yoga instructor and nutrition consultant, Linda Rae Holcomb, is bringing the legacy of the 160-year-old beer brand back to life in Minnesota, when … [ Read more]