Beer Activism

Andrew Schmitt of the Minnesota Beer Activists has a great summary of the many new bills being proposed in Minnesota’s legislature involving the sale of liquor on Sundays, you should take a look here: http://mnbeeractivists.com/newsfeed/slew-of-sunday-liquor-sales-bills

A couple of these bills propose lifting Minnesota’s ban on Sunday liquor sales entirely which would be wonderful, but because the subject is really contested in our legislature it might be difficult for these bills to gain enough traction and support for them to pass.

Another bill that could be introduced that would have an immediate affect on the Gun Flint Tavern is named in honor of the rural Brau Brothers Brewing Company. http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/pressrelease.asp?pressid=7169&party=2&memid=15369 It might be easier to pass because it proposes a much smaller change by just allowing breweries to sell growlers of beer on Sundays rather than rescinding the statewide ban on sales. This would be really significant for rural breweries and brewpubs in tourist areas like Grand Marais or Ely, because vacationers heading home on Sundays would be able to stop in the local brewery and grab something to go, a luxury many people have missed out on in the past.

If you are so inclined, check out the links to the bills provided in Andrew’s article, read up on them, and contact your representatives! Also please take a moment to sign this petition in support of Sunday sales: http://sundaysalesmn.org/

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Time for before and after pics!

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I love pool as much as the next guy, but I think the stainless is a big improvement over the felt, do you agree? Amazing how much work has been done over the past year!

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