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Minnesota Pint Law: Next Step, Senate Floor

SF416, The Minnesota Pint Law, (or “the Surly bill,” if you will) passed a senate committee hearing tonight and now moves to the floor for debate. Very cool. That puts us one step closer to allowing breweries to sell pints of beer at their brewery.

Thought I couldn’t make it tonight, it sounds like there was a great crowd that showed up tonight in support of the law change. I’m told (with bias, of course… hell, we are beer dorks after all…) that our friends such as Omar from Surly and Jason Alvey from The Four Firkins presented themselves well. Though this certainly doesn’t guarantee a slam dunk on the floor, it’s a good start.

If you showed up in support tonight we all thank you!


  1. Andrew S says:

    It was a great night for democracy! We’ll save you a seat at the House hearing.

  2. Ben says:

    Cool to see so many come out to support Surly but I have to admit I’m a bit pissed that everyone cleared out after that and didn’t bother to stay to support the brewpub bill or Four Firkins bill. Do people not think the ability to buy Fitger’s or Town Hall at other bars around town or even in liquor stores wouldn’t be awesome?

  3. Trav says:

    Wish i could have made it. I would be more excited if the brewpub bill passed then the pint bill. Drinking some cans of Fitgers El Nino at home would be epic.

  4. Jonny says:

    Surly comes first, Ben — we can worry about supporting all of that other stuff the next time around : P

  5. Trav says:

    Jonny-this already is the “next time around” as the brewpub bill nearly passed in ’06, but hasn’t been brought up again until now.

  6. Andy s says:

    +1 Travis….cheers to you with my bottle of starfire from Fitgers.

  7. Ben says:

    I’m not sure why people don’t support the brewpub bill the way they did the Minnesota Pint Law. t’d mean that you could get Town Hall or Fitger’s or Barley John’s beer at any bar in the state and possibly in other states. It’d also mean that they could bottle/can their beer for sale in liquor stores and that’d be freakin’ awesome.

    No more driving to Duluth to get Fitger’s or even across town for Town Hall. I’m all for it. Wish others would have been too. 🙁

  8. Chuck says:

    Support the brewpubs! Shame on you if you walked out after the pint law shit ended.

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