We need your urgent help to support Minnesota breweries seeking to sell growlers, crowlers, bottles, and cans from our taproom. The MN Senate is voting on two amendments, the Growler Cap and Vessel Size Expansion amendments, this week. These two amendments remove restrictions that prohibit MN breweries from offering beer in the vessel size that is most appropriate for our customers.
If these amendments pass, Minnesota breweries of all sizes will be able to sell beer
from their taprooms in vessels between 350ml – 2L (a standard can – a European Growler).
What would the success of these amendments mean for you?
- You can buy growlers from any Minnesota taproom that wants to sell them
- You’ll gain access to more shelf-stable beer in smaller package sizes
- You’ll see more breweries canning, and therefore, selling their beer in liquor stores
What would the success of these amendments mean for your favorite MN breweries?
- Breweries get to decide which package sizes best suit their beer and their customers
- Higher-production breweries would no longer have to halt growler sales as they grow
What you can do:
CALL and EMAIL your senator and tell them to support the Growler Cap and Vessel Size Expansion amendments when they vote on the Omnibus Liquor bill (SF 2130) in early April.
Lookup your senator here: https://www.gis.leg.mn/iMaps/districts/
Hello Senator __________. I live in your district and am a customer of (local brewery). I’m a fan of Minnesota Craft Beer and the impact craft brewers have on our community, tourism, and economy. I think the vessel size restrictions imposed by existing law are unfair to Minnesota craft brewers and customers. When you vote on the Omnibus Liquor Bill (SF 2130), I encourage you to support the Growler Cap and Vessel Expansion amendments, which would allow Minnesota breweries of all sizes to sell beer from their taprooms in package sizes that make sense for their business and their customers. Your vote can impact more than 160 small businesses in Minnesota. Thank you for your support.
The Senate may vote on SF 2130 as early as April 2, and they need to hear from you first! Just 5 minutes of your time could have a massive impact on the MN Craft Beer scene.
Read more from the MN Craft Brewer’s Guild HERE.