It’s a big day for craft beer lovers in St. Paul. Breweries and brewpubs there started Sunday Growler sales today. St. Paul joins a growing list of Minnesota cities allowing growler sales on Sundays. It’s a new exception to state laws that generally ban sales of alcohol to go on Sundays.
It’s a state law that’s been in effect for a month, but today a group of taprooms officially got the green light to sell bottles and growlers on Sundays. A state representative from Carver County says the Waconia area has more breweries, wineries and distilleries than anywhere else in the state.
A single pint of beer can often lead to a much bigger sale in the craft brewery business. The 64-ounce growler allows customers to bring home a sampling of their favorite brew.
Sunday turned out to be a bit disappointing to some eager Bloody Mary drinkers.
Minnesotans will soon be able to take home bottles of beer from their favorite craft breweries on Sundays. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a package of liquor regulation changes into law Friday including legal Sunday growler sales.
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Supporters of Sunday liquor store sales can put a cork in it for now. The Minnesota Senate Thursday killed an effort to repeal a decades-long ban on Sunday sales at liquor stores. Currently, Minnesota liquor stores are open Monday through Saturday, but not Sunday.
Supporters of legalizing Sunday liquor store sales in Minnesota may have to put a cork in it this year.
Sunday liquor sales advocates are regrouping after a setback at the Minnesota Capitol. A provision that would have let taprooms sell growlers on Sundays was stripped Monday from a broader liquor bill in the Senate Tax Committee. Growlers are refillable bottles that may be taken away.
Two State lawmakers recently offered several bills that would achieve the same goal: allowing Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota. The bills range from allowing state-wide sales on Sunday to just allowing sales at breweries and tap rooms across the state. Another proposal by Sen. Roger Reinert of Duluth and Rep. Jennifer Loon of Eden Prairie would let individual cities decide if they want to allow Sunday sales.
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