Minnesota rolls out the barrel for dozens of new breweries and brewpubs

Jun 30, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Star Tribune

New beer-friendly state laws have sparked a brewery boom in Minnesota that has catapulted the state into one of the nation's fastest-growing craft brew markets.

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1 - 16 of 16 Comments Last updated Jul 3, 2013
P C Free Zone

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jul 1, 2013
Too bad we can't buy a Growler on Sunday.
What a state we live in, gay marriage but no beer on Sundays.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#3 Jul 1, 2013
P C Free Zone wrote:
Too bad we can't buy a Growler on Sunday.
What a state we live in, gay marriage but no beer on Sundays.
The idea that the state mandates when stores can be open is ridiculous. Liquor, cars, will there be a no tobacco on Sunday law next?
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#4 Jul 1, 2013
They "mandate" because of the church & enforcement costs....

Odd, you want something from society, you're ALWAYS unwilling to pay for.

Tell us again YOUR topix rules ??
Justice for All

Grantsburg, WI

#5 Jul 1, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
They "mandate" because of the church & enforcement costs....
Odd, you want something from society, you're ALWAYS unwilling to pay for.
Tell us again YOUR topix rules ??
Reported!

Stay on Topic or get the fauch out of here, we have had it with your Mental Illness!

Go work out you Disturbed Sexuality Issues over what Uncle Daddy did to your Pasty Gray Obese Self, someplace else......Now GIT!
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#6 Jul 1, 2013
They "mandate" because of the church & enforcement costs....

Odd, you want something from society, you're ALWAYS unwilling to pay for.

Tell us again YOUR topix rules ??

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Jul 2, 2013
P C Free Zone wrote:
Too bad we can't buy a Growler on Sunday.
What a state we live in, gay marriage but no beer on Sundays.
you are dealing with the "Blue Laws".
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I do believe however that you can buy beer at the Renfest on Sundays. but after 12 PM.
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that or you could make your own beer.
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http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com... Blue laws have been part of U.S. Legal History since the colonial period. These laws, which today are usually referred to as Sunday closing laws, prohibit certain types of commercial activity on Sundays. Originally these laws were directed at personal activities regarded as moral offenses, such as gambling or the consumption of alcohol. In the nineteenth century, however, state and local governments passed laws that forbade businesses from operating on Sunday. Although these laws were clearly based on Christian beliefs, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that they do not violate the First Amendment's Establishment Clause. Many blue laws have been repealed since the 1960s, but some laws that ban the sale of alcohol on Sunday remain in force.
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http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/how-to-p... estimates show that home brewing is on the rise in the U.S. And with good reason. DIY home brewing (after you get the equipment) is cheap. More than that, brewing your own is more satisfying than paying for another round.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#14 Jul 2, 2013
Someone who DOESN'T work, giving BEER ADVICE ???

Love your priorities.....

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#17 Jul 2, 2013
LIbEralS wrote:
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Then, using your ideals, it should be legal. Church should have nothing to do with anything and we can always tax more to pay for expanding government.
There is no indication that giving liquor store owners the option to be open on Sunday or not will cost the government a plug nickel more. Nor that it would require additional enforcement of any kind. The liquor retailers and wholesalers are about split on the issue. And even if half of them are allowed to choose to be open, it would in fact generate additional tax revenue for the government. The key word here is choice. And you're right, churches and/or religion should have nothing to do with it.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#20 Jul 2, 2013
Dat Tru wrote:
Every year the legislators say they are going to change this law, than every year the Tavern Owners Lobby gets to them and threaten to withhold campaign donations. It will never get to a citizens vote.
Someone needs to file a lawsuit.
So the democratically controlled legislature is OK with having the bars and taverns open on Sunday in spite of the number of people who will be driving home under the influence, but they have a problem with people taking home a 12 pack and watching some movies on Sunday. Genius!!
background noise

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Jul 3, 2013
P C Free Zone wrote:
Too bad we can't buy a Growler on Sunday.
What a state we live in, gay marriage but no beer on Sundays.
Or back yard fireworks on the 4th of July.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#23 Jul 3, 2013
Yeah, out enjoying the weather & I'm smart enough to realize professionals put on a better show... You ?
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#24 Jul 3, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
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So the democratically controlled legislature is OK with having the bars and taverns open on Sunday in spite of the number of people who will be driving home under the influence, but they have a problem with people taking home a 12 pack and watching some movies on Sunday. Genius!!
Buy them THE Day before.... Don't drive drunk..... Geez, grow a pair.
Bushwacker

Minneapolis, MN

#25 Jul 3, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Yeah, out enjoying the weather & I'm smart enough to realize professionals put on a better show... You ?
You call yourself smart? Sure you are, Gay Slewsie. Spend those dojo dollars wisely now.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#26 Jul 3, 2013
Calling strangers gay, seems mature...right moniker mutt ?

How did you lose the election ??? It's genetic...
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#29 Jul 3, 2013
Calling strangers gay, seems mature...right moniker mutt ?

How did you lose the election ??? It's genetic...
Shinichiro Takizawa

Koganei, Japan

#30 Jul 3, 2013
Happy the fourth of July!
Congratulations!

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