Skip to comments.MillerCoors loses right to sell beer in Minnesota during shutdown
Posted on 07/13/2011 7:17:25 AM PDT by Solson
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.
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I also remember doing that as well. I just can’t remember why.
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.
Better yet, make all booze unavailable to MN democrat politicians. Maybe when they sober up, the state will see some better policies.
” I just cant 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!
If I recall correctly, during my Twenties, in the Early Seventies, Coors wasn’t available East of the big river??????
“I just make the malt.”
I used to know a guy who was a Master Brewer. He worked at some brewery in Cleveland.
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.
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.
Non-pasteurized, right? That was the hangup?
In the Nineties, My Dad would stock his fridge with Buttweiser, cuz he knew I wouldn’t drink it when I came to visit!
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Yep. That’s why it had to stay cold.
I think it was 85 when it became available in Maryland.
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.
Plenty of better local brews available anyway.
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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?
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.
Sign the damned budget you’ve been given over and over, Marx Dayton!