Sunday Liquor Sales Become Topic Once More After Wednesday Senate Approval

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 at 10:13 am

The Minnesota State Senate is dealing with the topic of Sunday liquor sales once more after approving measures Wednesday, according to the AP.

Although a new bill would continue to keep a halt on Sunday liquor sales, another bill would allow tap rooms to sell  “growlers” on Sundays. A Growler is described as a 64oz container of craft beer.

On Wednesday, the State Senate approved two measures that allow exceptions from the ban of Sunday sales.

State Sen. Roger Reinert, a DFL-er from Duluth, has been pushing for the Sunday sales for years; he defined Wednesday’s move as a baby bill. Reinert said “It’s a crack in the door, we will continue to push for full repeal”.

He also adds that vineyards across the state are now allowed to sell bottles of wine on Sundays, and that’s how the craft brew growlers came into discussion.

Minnesota is one of 12 states that doesn’t allow in-store liquor sales on Sunday. Sixteen states have repealed bans since 2000. The bill now returns to the Minnesota house.

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