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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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1 posted on 07/13/2011 7:17:30 AM PDT by Solson
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To: Solson

Give them a waiver. It works for Zer0.


2 posted on 07/13/2011 7:20:48 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Solson

I live 10 minutes from Wisconsin.
Might have to make a run for the border.


3 posted on 07/13/2011 7:23:09 AM PDT by toast
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To: Solson

The Governor is still on the job so he can go process this himself.


4 posted on 07/13/2011 7:24:07 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Solson

If the state is shutdown, who can enforce this?


5 posted on 07/13/2011 7:24:07 AM PDT by N. Theknow (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me.)
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To: Solson

Is there a downside to this?


6 posted on 07/13/2011 7:24:34 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Solson

Heh. Shades of that Miller commercial where the delivery man pulls the beer out of the coolers.


7 posted on 07/13/2011 7:25:16 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Solson
its branding license wasn't renewed

Branding licenses, who knew?

The ways the politicians find to protect the little people would seem to have no bounds.

ML/NJ

8 posted on 07/13/2011 7:26:05 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Solson

Now this getting serious. Off to Walmart before it’s to late to get my MGD 54. I am a transplant here, waiting until we can escape to South Dakota. I hate this socialist scum sucking governor and all his minions and all the dummies that voted for him. Rant off!


9 posted on 07/13/2011 7:26:50 AM PDT by defconw
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To: N. Theknow
-- If the state is shutdown, who can enforce this? --

Good question. I wonder which enforcers are not working.

10 posted on 07/13/2011 7:27:02 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: N. Theknow
Darn good question. But it is a choice.

The executive branch can selectively decide which parts of state government to fund and which to shutdown.

I hope Minnesota voters get a real bellyful of the consequences of promoting fools to high political office. Mark Dayton was a known fool when they elected him governor.

11 posted on 07/13/2011 7:27:53 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: AppyPappy

Miller Coors products are not beer!


12 posted on 07/13/2011 7:28:37 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: N. Theknow

Oh, enforcement is still in place.

You cannot purchase a hunting or fishing license, currently...but, the DNR can and will ticket you for fishing without a license.


13 posted on 07/13/2011 7:29:13 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: Solson

I guess every day will be Sunday for MN residents...off to Hudson to buy their booze!!!!


14 posted on 07/13/2011 7:31:54 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Solson

To find an enemy of the citizens of the USA one only has to look at any government official.


15 posted on 07/13/2011 7:31:59 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Solson

But of course enforcement of the now unobtainable licenses is deemed critical.

I think Coors has been denied their due process.


16 posted on 07/13/2011 7:32:39 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Solson

It may be best to stay out of Minnesota for a while...


17 posted on 07/13/2011 7:34:12 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: defconw
Interesting you should mention South Dakota. A former classmate of mine ran a small printing company in the Minneapolis area. He made the mistake of allowing the HR department to hire an otherwise talented graphic designer who couldn't decide whether he was a man or a woman.

The legislature passed a law that said you had to accomodate these freaks by letting them use any bathroom where they felt comfortable. Of course, the female employees did not feel comfortable by having this freak walk in on them.

After several vain attempts at trying to reach a solution such as having the freak knock before he entered (it refused), the guy figured out another way to solve the problem.

He moved the company to Sioux Falls.

18 posted on 07/13/2011 7:34:51 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Solson
I don't know what the author thinks is funny about this story.

KSTP-TV has this absolute howler of a story,

19 posted on 07/13/2011 7:38:42 AM PDT by DManA
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Oh, enforcement is still in place. You cannot purchase a hunting or fishing license, currently...but, the DNR can and will ticket you for fishing without a license.

Yeah, saw a story where even though all the state parks were closed, they were still paying the park staff to patrol the parks and fine anybody who was in the park illegally. If anybody needs any proof that this is about inconviencing as many people as possible to prove a point this is it, if the Governor is going to keep park staff on the payroll to issue tickets, he might as well keep the parks open.

20 posted on 07/13/2011 7:39:15 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Solson

But of course enforcement of the now unobtainable licenses is deemed critical.

I think Coors has been denied their due process.


21 posted on 07/13/2011 7:41:10 AM PDT by DManA
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To: apillar

Imposing arbitrary conditions making a legal business ineligible to sell product in this state is a violation of the interstate commerce clause. I think the State of Mn has a big law suit on its hands.


22 posted on 07/13/2011 7:43:41 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Vigilanteman
Good for him. This state in completely out of control. Welfare refuges flock here. The governor (small g intended), is killing small business. The very source of taxes. He's a moron, but he's got plenty of help in the legislature. The next thing is the fairs. No food inspectors, may close down fairs.
23 posted on 07/13/2011 7:44:30 AM PDT by defconw
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To: Vigilanteman

The Sioux Falls chamber of commerce pounds the airwaves with adds about moving business out of Minnesota and into Sioux Falls. It has worked for years.


24 posted on 07/13/2011 7:45:02 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Solson

State licenses in Minnesota renew throughout the year depending on when the business was started. Inability to renew licenses will soon start shutting down not only liquor wholesalers and retailers, but also auto dealers, auto auction companies, restaurants, a whole host of businesses that won’t be able to operate without Big Brother’s license stamp of approval. The state does a lousy job processing these items under normal circumstances. It will take them years to unscramble the mess that’s piling up. This is truly like watching a slow-motion train wreck.


25 posted on 07/13/2011 7:52:01 AM PDT by Reo
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To: N. Theknow

In the words of baby Face Nelson: “Come and get me, coppers!” Seriously, how do they expect to enforce this? The “on the shelf” supply will be gone in days. More political posturing by the Governor, IMHO.


26 posted on 07/13/2011 7:53:36 AM PDT by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: Solson

Awesome news for retailers in NOrthern Iowa, who’ve already experienced double-digit growth in the sales of lottery tickets and even smokes for some...


27 posted on 07/13/2011 7:54:08 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Solson

There is no need to worry.

If there is no one to issue licenses, there is also no one to enforce the law requiring the license. If an enforcer shows up, he is operating illegally because the government is shut down

The result is no government to meddle in the affairs of the business.


28 posted on 07/13/2011 7:55:53 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Flash mobs are trickle down leftwing REDISTRIBUTION))
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To: Keith in Iowa

Same for WI.

Last time driving up to Minneapolis has me crossing the border at around 5PM. I was stunned at the traffic going into the Hudson area. There was always plenty of residents of WI working in MN for the 12 years I worked up there, but never in the volume I saw that day.

MN is going to continue hemorrhaging companies to WI, IA, SD ND and metro population to WI if they keep on this current path.

Mark Dayton is absolutely destroying that State.


29 posted on 07/13/2011 8:00:42 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: N. Theknow

The only things “shutdown” seem to be revenue or recreation related. Enforcement agencies are still on the job, for your protection of course.


30 posted on 07/13/2011 8:01:16 AM PDT by conservonator (Shakes head, walks away.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Miller Coors products are not beer!

Hey, now...
I work there.

I'm curious as to where all of the state income taxes and fees are going.
31 posted on 07/13/2011 8:01:31 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: RandallFlagg

When I was in my Twenties, you couldn’t buy Coors in Milwaukee. Once every couple of months, we’d take up a collection, and cross the river to bring back a trunk load of Coors. Then we’d have Coors parties. I can remember thinking, “We went through all that trouble for this?”

Sorry!


32 posted on 07/13/2011 8:06:50 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Solson

Who’s gonna make’em stop?


33 posted on 07/13/2011 8:14:18 AM PDT by dangus
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To: toast

For Miller or Coors?


34 posted on 07/13/2011 8:15:47 AM PDT by dangus
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To: RandallFlagg

Just because you work there doesn’t make it real beer!

Send me your address, and I’ll mail you some Shiner or Rahr & Sons :)


35 posted on 07/13/2011 8:17:15 AM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

AH! You pulled the old, “Smokey and the Bandit,” thing. Sweet.
No apologies needed. I just make the malt.


36 posted on 07/13/2011 8:19:39 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: Solson

WI has some marvelous local products. There’s a couple I buy in NJ. Freeing the shelves of their overload of mass-market beers might just lure more folks into enjoying craft beer products from closer to home. >PS


37 posted on 07/13/2011 8:24:18 AM PDT by PiperShade
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To: Svartalfiar

I just drink it for the three free cases per month allotment. Can’t complain about that.

I’m still experimenting with beers, though. Looking for a high malt/low hop flavor, high alcohol content beer. We made a special brew in memory of a Scottish Maltster named Gordon who died of cancer two years ago. They gave me a bottle of it and at the time, I didn’t drink and hated beer. When I tasted it, it was extraordinary.

I told management that if they could make a non-drinker like me to love this as a product, the company would explode in sales.

Of course, you know management....


38 posted on 07/13/2011 8:26:03 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; RandallFlagg

We couldn’t get it in Delaware when I was in my 20s either. But at the time I was working in Maryland so I always brought it home with me. And to this day I still drink it!!!

When I was pregnant my local liquor store and favorite watering hole stocked Coors N/A for me (it was called Cutter back then) by the time my daughter was born, the only N/A they were stocking was that because every one preferred it to the dreck from Annheiser Busch.


39 posted on 07/13/2011 8:27:34 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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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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