Sunday Growler Sales Stripped from Minn. Liquor Bill

Updated: 05/05/2014 4:25 PM
Created: 05/05/2014 4:21 PM

A proposal that would have allowed breweries to sell growlers of their beer on Sundays has been stripped from the Senate's Omnibus Liquor Bill. 

The amendment, authored by Sen. Roger Reinert (DFL-Duluth), was taken out of the larger bill Monday by the Senate Tax Committee.

"It's very disappointing to see a bill that passed the Commerce Committee on a nearly unanimous voice vote now be stripped of these reasonable provisions," Reinert said in a statement. "The Legislature's inconsistency on liquor issues is increasingly frustrating."

Two other amendments introduced by Reinert - a measure allowing tap rooms to open on Sunday, and the 'growler freedom' bill which allows beer breweries to refill any growler - remain in the larger liquor bill. 

The House version of the liquor bill still includes the Sunday sale provision. The bill is awaiting a full floor vote.

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