Thursday, April 26, 2007

Growlers, move over! 750 ml bottles are coming!

Under current law, brew pubs can sell growlers--half gallon jugs--of selected beer, and a bill moving through the Minnesota Legislature will allow brew pubs to sell 750 ml (wine bottle-sized) bottles of beer to the public. A provision to regulate the size of samples served by brew pubs was removed. Sponsored by Senator Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook), the bill is included in the Omnibus Liquor Bill, meaning it's almost guaranteed to be signed into law.

Apparently there's a brewer in Bakk's northern Minnesota district who operates a bed and breakfast along with a boutique. His plan is to sell Belgian-style ales, which are typically served in 750 ml bottles. Guess I know where to stay next time I'm on the North Shore.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have a dumb question here but after reading the bill does that mean that they will be able to sell strong beer at the fair? And would this bill affect the the St Paul Saints bieng able to sell strong beer at Saints games?

Eric said...

it does appear so at the fair, but I'm not so much sure about the saints....

saintpaulcave dweller said...

Any idea on the name of thatr soon to be famous B&B? I would like to get a room for colors!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your strong lobbying that made this bill a reality.

Patrick said...

So, what's the status on this bill? I'm not very politically savy, so I don't really know the process.

I also see that there is another proposed bill to eliminate the size restriction and allow small breweries to sell at wholesale. How's that one going?

Oh, and loved the article in the imbiber! Hope to see more!