Minneapolis voters will now have a say on a controversial liquor law in the city. In November, voters will decide on whether or not to repeal the 70/30 law. The 1997 city charter amendment was originally put in place to try to prevent restaurants that sold liquor from becoming neighborhood trouble spots.
The Government Shutdown ended a while ago, but it’s still having an impact on some businesses – and some beer drinkers. Craft beers are regulated by the federal government, along with all other alcoholic beverages, and their paperwork wasn’t processed during the shutdown.
A new Minnesota law has led to an explosion in small breweries where you can buy a beer.
Today and tomorrow it’s the first Border Battle Beer Fest.
New kinds of beer will be poured this weekend at the St. Paul Summer Beerfest at the state fairgrounds. It’ll feature hundreds of American craft beer and many are made in Minnesota.