as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/27/2019 03:49pm
A bill for an act
relating to liquor; permitting exclusive liquor stores to refill growlers; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 340A.285.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 340A.285, is amended to read:
(a) Malt liquor authorized for off-sale pursuant to section 340A.24 or 340A.28 shall be
packaged in 64-ounce containers commonly known as "growlers" or in 750 milliliter bottles.
The containers or bottles shall bear a twist-type closure, cork, stopper, or plug. At the time
of sale, a paper or plastic adhesive band, strip, or sleeve shall be applied to the container or
bottle and extended over the top of the twist-type closure, cork, stopper, or plug forming a
seal that must be broken upon opening the container or bottle. The adhesive band, strip, or
sleeve shall bear the name and address of the brewer. The containers or bottles shall be
identified as malt liquor, contain the name of the malt liquor, bear the name and address of
the brew pub or brewer selling the malt liquor, and shall be considered intoxicating liquor
unless the alcoholic content is labeled as otherwise in accordance with the provisions of
Minnesota Rules, part 7515.1100.
(b) A brew pub deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text beginnew text end brewernew text beginnew text end may, but is not required to, refill
any container or bottle with malt liquor for off-sale at the request of the customer. A brew
pub deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text beginnew text end brewernew text beginnew text end refilling a container or bottle must do so at its
licensed premises and the container or bottle must be filled at the tap at the time of sale. A
container or bottle refilled under this paragraph must be sealed and labeled in the manner
described in paragraph (a).