Growlers taken out of Minn. alcohol bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota supporters of Sunday alcohol sales are growling today.
Growlers, refillable beer containers, would have been allowed to be sold on Sundays at craft beer locations under a provision by Sen. Roger Reinert, D-Duluth.
“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. “The Legislature’s inconsistency on liquor issues is increasingly frustrating.”
Reinert is a long-time supporter of allowing Sunday alcohol sales. The growler provision was one of what he called “baby steps” being taken to his eventual goal.
A Reinert provision remaining in the bill would allow taprooms to be open on Sundays.