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MillerCoors loses right to sell beer in Minnesota during shutdown
The Business Journal ^ | 7-13-11 | Mark Reilly

Posted on 07/13/2011 7:17:25 AM PDT by Solson

MillerCoors loses right to sell beer in Minnesota during shutdown

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal - by Mark Reilly, Managing Editor

Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 6:48am CDT

Mega-brewer Miller Coors must pull all of its beer — all 39 brands — from Minnesota store shelves because its branding license wasn't renewed before the state shutdown.

KSTP-TV has this absolute howler of a story, along with reaction from retailers, which is pretty much what you'd expect it would be. The beer company says it sent in the checks (brand licenses cost $30 for three years), but acknowledges they weren't processed in time.

The story doesn't address whether MillerCoors would have to pull its beer from bars, as well — but regardless, bars have their own shutdown problems. Many didn't renew their purchasing licenses before the shutdown, meaning they might run out of beer in the coming weeks, the Star Tribune reports. Many cigarette retailers are in similar straits.

mreilly@bizjournals.com | 612.288.2110 | @reillymark


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: dayton; government; minnesota; shutdown
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I also remember doing that as well. I just can’t remember why.


41 posted on 07/13/2011 8:42:30 AM PDT by DManA
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To: RandallFlagg

First beer I ever had was a Miller High Life. The champagne of beers.

I still love it, and it is one of the best memories of my life.

I’m not much of a beer drinker any more, but I will drink a Miller beer on occasion.

As I’ve debauched myself, my tastes have with them, and I consume more bourbon, single-malt whiskey, and various wines.

I’m glad they kept Miller, the original. GD is fine for what it is, but in my opinion, Miller is better.

I lived in California when Coors was only available in Colorado, if that gives you an approximate age. Boy, that was a big deal, if you went to a party and there was Coors available. People were also drinking Primo Beer, from Hawaii. I never understood that, because it didn’t taste as good as even Bud. I’ve never liked Bud.

We used to cut holes in the bottom of cans of the 32oz Schlitz Malt Liquor Bulls and shotgun them before a night on the town. Instabuzz. It didn’t taste all that bad either. The only reason I even tried Colt 45 is because Billy Dee Williams was so cool even white boys wanted to drink it. Isaac Hayes too.


42 posted on 07/13/2011 8:57:59 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: Solson

Better yet, make all booze unavailable to MN democrat politicians. Maybe when they sober up, the state will see some better policies.


43 posted on 07/13/2011 9:50:56 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: DManA

” I just can’t remember why.”

We thought it was just a cool thing to do. Everybody loved that beer but me! I would’ve just as soon been drinkin’ Ripple Red!


44 posted on 07/13/2011 10:14:40 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Gabz

If I recall correctly, during my Twenties, in the Early Seventies, Coors wasn’t available East of the big river??????


45 posted on 07/13/2011 10:17:22 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: RandallFlagg

“I just make the malt.”

I used to know a guy who was a Master Brewer. He worked at some brewery in Cleveland.


46 posted on 07/13/2011 10:19:05 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I think it was, can’t have so want.

I never thought it was so great either.

Looking back, the 70’s were not a good time for folks who enjoy good beer.


47 posted on 07/13/2011 10:22:27 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

You remember correctly but it wasn’t because Coors was being excluded from the markets. It had to be kept cold from brewery to the shelves and that was impractical with the technology of the times. So it could be transported so far as it was economic to do so.


48 posted on 07/13/2011 10:24:39 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: BelegStrongbow

Non-pasteurized, right? That was the hangup?


49 posted on 07/13/2011 10:29:36 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: DManA

In the Nineties, My Dad would stock his fridge with Buttweiser, cuz he knew I wouldn’t drink it when I came to visit!


50 posted on 07/13/2011 10:31:31 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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51 posted on 07/13/2011 10:35:07 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Yep. That’s why it had to stay cold.


52 posted on 07/13/2011 10:39:17 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I think it was 85 when it became available in Maryland.


53 posted on 07/13/2011 11:01:56 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Solson

I want one of our leaders to explain how requiring MillerCoors to buy a $30 certificate every three years advances the interests of the citizens of Minnesota. How else are legitimate businesses being harassed by our State government?

Which Republican representative will be the first to author a bill to get rid if this petty harassment.


54 posted on 07/13/2011 11:18:21 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Solson

BFD.

Plenty of better local brews available anyway.

Surly,Summit,Schells and more...


55 posted on 07/13/2011 11:21:22 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: RandallFlagg
I'm curious as to where all of the state income taxes and fees are going.

Shutdown has governor’s housekeeper, gardener, lawmakers still on payroll http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=321301#ixzz1RzQQu7NP

56 posted on 07/13/2011 11:23:01 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: DManA

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57 posted on 07/13/2011 11:26:08 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: defconw

I already have my escape established back to Houston. After nearly ten years, I’ve had enough.
Minneapolis liberals make Texas hardshell Baptist seem like laissez faire libertarians. I have never seen people wound so tight.
Crazy Eyes is out to destroy Minnesota, much like Barry out to destroy this country. I have even heard managers talking about even moving their businesses to Wisconsin!
Now will Minnesota or Illinois be the California of the Mid West?


58 posted on 07/13/2011 11:49:20 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: Fred Hayek

Minnesota is already turning into Chicago, I live in a rural area and a particular ethnic minority have been moving in. None of them work. They go on welfare and sell drugs and Gomer and Barney are in denial.


59 posted on 07/13/2011 12:26:57 PM PDT by defconw
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To: Solson

Sign the damned budget you’ve been given over and over, Marx Dayton!

Problem solved.


60 posted on 07/13/2011 1:01:29 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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