Category Archives: Legislative Events

Legislative events and news relevant to Minnesota liquor, wine, and beer consumers

Proposed Minnesota Recycling Changes to Result in Higher Prices for Consumers

Minnesota’s Legislature is considering a proposal to add deposit fees to nearly all bottles and cans purchased in Minnesota. The proposal would result in an additional $0.10/container, or $2.40 per…

Government Shutdown Hits Brewers

The TTB has given notice that the agency will not be approving new beer labels, or any other regulatory functions during the federal government shutdown.

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Indeed Brewing Now Selling Growlers

As a result of the progress made during the last legislative session, Indeed Brewing is selling growlers. Indeed never intended to sell growlers because they planned on meeting the 3,500…

The SEC’s New General Solicitation Rule: Will it Really Help Breweries Raise Funds Faster?

By Jeffrey C. O’Brien Of all the legal issues involved with starting a brewery, none is more complicated, cumbersome, time consuming and costly than obtaining equity capital.  That’s due to…

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Minnesota Gubernatorial Candidate Jeff Johnson Supports Sunday Alcohol Sales

Minnesota Gubernatorial Candidate Jeff Johnson Supports Sunday Alcohol Sales.   We reached out to gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson last week via twitter to ask him about his stance on Sunday…

On Minnesota Brewery Taprooms and Sundays

A while back Fulton Brewery wanted to open their taproom on Sundays for Minnesota Twins games. Their Sunday ambitions were short lived. Shut it down, they were told. Surly Brewing…

Better Beer Society University

Video: Understanding MN Beer Tax Laws with BBS University

I was honored to moderate a great discussion panel about beer and taxes in Minnesota at Better Beer Society University. Luckily we avoided the excise tax increase this year. To…

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Minnesota Legislators Will Not Increase Alcohol Excise Tax

Thanks to Governor Dayton and members of the Minnesota Legislature for having the wisdom to not raise the excise tax on beer and alcohol. Brewing is an important part of…

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