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SF 1780

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/11/2020 04:30pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to liquor; permitting brewer taprooms to offer limited sale of collaboration
malt liquor; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 340A.101, by adding a
subdivision; 340A.26, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 340A.101, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:

new text begin Subd. 5a. new text end

new text begin Collaboration. new text end

new text begin "Collaboration" means malt liquor produced by two or more
brewers or brew pubs that have jointly engaged in the process of crafting, brewing,
promoting, or marketing the product. Malt liquor is still considered to be a collaboration
even if the commercial production of the malt liquor occurs on a single licensed premises.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 340A.26, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Brewer taproom license.

(a) A municipality, including a city with a
municipal liquor store, may issue the holder of a brewer's license under section 340A.301,
subdivision 6, clause (c), (i), or (j), a brewer taproom license. A brewer taproom license
authorizes on-sale of malt liquor produced by the brewer for consumption on the premises
of or adjacent to one brewery location owned by the brewer. new text beginIn addition to malt liquor
produced by the brewer, the holder of a brewer taproom license may also sell collaboration
malt liquor so long as malt liquor produced by the brewer utilizes a minimum of 80 percent
of all draft lines.
new text endNothing in this subdivision precludes the holder of a brewer taproom
license from also holding a license to operate a restaurant at the brewery. Section 340A.409
shall apply to a license issued under this subdivision. All provisions of this chapter that
apply to a retail liquor license shall apply to a license issued under this subdivision unless
the provision is explicitly inconsistent with this subdivision.

(b) A brewer may only have one taproom license under this subdivision, and may not
have an ownership interest in a brew pub.