Skip to comments.Minnesota bar busted for illegally serving Wisconsin-only beer
Posted on 04/20/2015 12:24:11 PM PDT by SJackson
Police said a bar in Maple Grove, Minn. was caught selling Spotted Cow, a beer that's only legal in Wisconsin.
A Minnesota bar was busted for illegally pouring a Wisconsin exclusive.
The owners of Maple Groves Maple Tavern could face felony resale charges for selling pints of Spotted Cow, a farmhouse beer brewed in Wisconsin and distributed only in-state, police said.
The Minneapolis-area bartenders drove across the border and loaded up on kegs of the coveted New Glarus Brewing Co. ale before they were busted during a sting last week, KMSP reported.
Undercover officers went to the Maple Tavern on April 13 after several anonymous tips. The pub had been bragging on its Facebook that the elusive brew was on tap, and some customs reported seeing the handle behind the bar, police said.
When the officers ordered frosty mugs of the Wisconsin-only Spotted Cow, they got them.
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
They’d be better off arresting Congressman Ellison for pretending to be an American.
Some govts just dont have enough to do...
If this is all LEOs have to worry about in MN, must be a pretty dull place!
Back in the 1970’s, in Washington state, it was illegal to sell Coors. I remember going to Moscow Idaho in my Vega and bringing back a few cases under a blanket in the back. Well, I was also only 18 and the drinking age in Idaho was 18, while it was 21 in Seattle, where I lived.
I guess that is my one foray into bootlegging. :-)
You’ve gotta remove the labels, you dumba$$es!
How is it illegal to sell this product in another state? (if all appropriate taxes were paid)
Let’s go cow tipping!
“Some govts just dont have enough to do...”
Clearly trouble is brewing in Minnesota. Things are finally coming to a head! The bar owners may just can all the employees, if they can’t keep this case all bottled up!
That’s one Fat Squirrel!
Everyone of a certain age, and fondness for beer, has a similar story. Coors didn’t want its beer distributed to distant regions where it couldn’t guarantee the beer was kept cold and “fresh.” Coors then became contraband outside of its official distribution area, selling for as much as twice the price of comparable beers in, for example, the DC area. Forbidden fruit and all that ...
Fishburn v Wickard (or someting close to that).
I remember loading two cases of the stuff on an airplane in Phoenix (circa 1973), and heading back to Cleveland. And Coors was so popular you could only find it in Phx on Tuesday afternoon when the beer delivery truck came, sold out in couple hours.
Buying beer from a store in Minn. can be a problem. Best to get it in Wisc.
30 million illegal immigrants and counting...
This bar is what they have the manpower for.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.