On Thanksgiving Day 2011, Dave Okar decided he needed to start documenting Minnesota’s craft beer movement. “I just went out and started doing it,” Okar said. “After I got some material, it became clear that you should make a film about it.”
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.
Today and tomorrow it’s the first Border Battle Beer Fest.
There’s been an explosion of interest in microbrews in the Twin Cities. Minneapolis ranked in the top 10 cities in the U.S. for drinking microbrews. But who does this better: Minnesota or Wisconsin?