Minnesota Beer Activists

City of St. Paul Evaluates Potential Sunday Taproom Sales

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This Wednesday marks another effort to make St. Paul a friendlier city to local St. Paul taprooms and micro-distilleries. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., a public hearing will address a motion to allow taproom beer and micro-distillery cocktail room sales in the capitol city on Sundays. Though the oft-mentioned “Surly bill” of 2011 set precedent for the evolution of taproom sales in Minnesota, Sunday sales were left to the...

Minnesota State Senate's Party Lines Blur as Liquor Laws Take Center Stage

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On Monday the Teamsters Union nabbed an important win in their push-back against a popular provision to allow for Sunday growler sales in the Minnesota State Senate's liquor bill. All hope (for beer-lovers) seemed lost as the provision was officially stripped in the Senate Tax Committee. It appeared destined to become...

Teamsters Lobby Gets DFL Leaders to Quietly Kill Sunday Growler Sales From Liquor Bill

Teamsters Lobby Gets DFL Leaders to Quietly Kill Sunday Growler Sales from Liquor Bill

Most of the time I have to settle for covering stories that involve beer or politics, but once in a blue moon these two cosmic bodies (that I spend way too much time thinking about) align into something distinctly interesting. Yet somehow an under-reported sleeper of a story involving such things almost missed my attention. Unfortunately the scoop isn't good: in short,...

'Harriet Brewing' to Kill Winter with Sol Bock Revival

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It may not feel like it, but winter's end is in sight! Outdoor events (that aren't purposefully meant for cold weather) will soon be returning to the Twin Cities and the Belgian-Beer master of Minneapolis is leading the charge. With a combination of beer, food, music and art, the 3rd Annual Sol Bock Revival at Harriet Brewing (April 26th) promises to be a full day of everything awesome. Harriet Brewing is the unquestioned beer-lord of all that is east of the light rail and west of the river, but some consider it to rule the entirety of south Minneapolis....

First Avenue to Host Beer Rally on St. Patrick’s Day

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First Avenue brandishes the most eclectic mixture of content for any venue in the Twin Cities. Concerts, dance parties, “professional wrestling” and (under the right circumstances) rallies for a cause. What cause is worth your St. Patrick’s Day celebration? Why Minnesota liquor sales on Sunday of course! Many have their reasons for opposing the sale of liquor on Sunday; but if you are opposed to it, this is great opportunity to party and let your voice...