State shutdown suspends MillerCoors sales

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No more Miller Lite?
If you love the MGD, you better stock up while you can. The state shutdown is temporarily shutting down the sale of MillerCoors products in Minnesota. According to state officials, the brewing conglomerate failed to renew its license before the shutdown began. They have been told to remove all of their 39 brands from store shelves in a matter of days.

The state requires brewers to have a separate brand registration for every beer sold in the state. Without that registration license, a beer may not be sold. According to the Department of Public Safety officials, none of the brands produced by MillerCoors have a current license, so they are not allowed to operate in the state. In an interview aired on KSTP Channel 5 News last night, a representative of the agency stated, "We are bound by statute. We can't work around the statutes that are in place. Our agents have looked closely at those statutes and there's nothing in there that allows us to make any exception for anybody."

A brewery spokesperson stated that application and checks were mailed before the government shutdown, but conceded that they were not processed in time. Still, the brewery claims that it did everything they could to renew the licenses. They intend to dispute the stoppage.

Perhaps the real victims of this are small liquor store owners for whom sales of MillerCoors products make up a large percentage of revenue.

Cheers,
Michael Agnew
Certified Cicerone
A Perfect Pint

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16 comments
AG
AG

Oh gee, we have to drink craft beer now.  That's terrible.  Good thing Harriet Brewing got their labels licensed very recently, so if these childish fuckheads can't come to a compromise, at least we can drink Jason's wonderful beer until January.

Or we could be really wise and get the fuck out of this ridiculous state!

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Geoper4570
Geoper4570

Hahaha... Good for Miller after they bought Gov, Walker to give them motion 414 here in WI to hurt the small craft brewers.

Solangeseven
Solangeseven

Good! Drink Summit!  I doubt the small liquor store owners will really suffer like Mr. Agnew suggests - Lite & Coors lovers will just buy another cheap case of light American lager.

TheAngryFag
TheAngryFag

Payback for what they did to small brewers in Wisconsin.

Just another Wisconsinite
Just another Wisconsinite

Guess karma is a bitch.  Miller donated tons of money to Gov. Walker in Wisconsin hurting the people of Wisconsin...now the government shut down is hurting Miller.  Take that!

Blhelm
Blhelm

That may also include any Leinenkugels.  Then again, it could introduce a lot of people to some quality craft brews from inside the state of MN.

Johnny
Johnny

Another legacy effect of the old Volstead Act.  Remember folks, yiou're living in the state that started Prohibition.  This and a thousand old laws need to be stricken from the books along with the marginal 'tax' revenue they produce ane the state employees that 'enforce' them.......

EVEL
EVEL

FUN FACT:  Minnesota legend Hamm's Beer is distributed by Miller-Coors.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

They should get two cool bros that are like standing in front of the Capital.  Then the cool bros could be like "here we go again" or something and then clink beers cause they are drinking beers you know?    Then the cool bros look on in amazement as all the Republicans turn into hot babes.  Then it would end with a beer magically appearing in everyone's hands.  That would be AWESOME!!!!!!!   Also, it would end the shutdown. 

Iris4u
Iris4u

Wiscidiot as I see it. Poor uneducated peasants!!

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

Repeal the laws, layoff the employees and let the party continue. State government showing what is slowing down business growth, prosperity and the good times!

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