MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A popular North Shore brewery will soon have to stop selling growlers, and it’s shining a light on Minnesota liquor laws.
Castle Danger Brewery will have to stop selling the refillable jugs known as growlers in October. That’s because state law blocks breweries that produce more than 20,000 barrels per year from selling growlers.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Huge Hail Chunks Batter Southeastern Communities; Brush Fire Risk Intensifies Friday
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that some distributors say the law protects them from being wiped out by protecting retailers. But brewers like Castle Danger say it hurts them financially — growler sales make up nearly one-third of taproom revenue.READ MORE: Mpls. City Council President Lisa Bender On Costly Police Misconduct Settlements: 'This Is A Whole System Problem'
Sen. Karin Housley introduced a bill this year to raise the threshold to 250,000 barrels, but it didn’t make it out of committee.MORE NEWS: What Are The Hidden Dangers Of Swimming In Open Water?
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