Sunday Alcohol Sales Bill Advances

Updated: 03/26/2014 5:13 PM
Created: 03/26/2014 4:24 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- A bill that could allow certain Sunday alcohol sales is moving forward at the Minnesota Capitol.

The bill, which was advanced Wednesday by the Senate Commerce Committe, does not allow full Sunday sales. It does include three proposals for certain sales.

One allows taprooms to make Sunday sales. Another would allow craft-beer brewers to sell 64-ounce containers called "growlers" on Sundays. And the third would allow small brewers and brewpubs to refill any growler on Sundays.

ABC 6 News talked with Donovan Seitz. He's the owner of Kinnie Creek Brewery in Rochester. He supports the legislation.

"It opens up an avenue for another form of income. Right now, we can do growler sales six days a week, but our busiest sale times are Friday through Saturday. We foresee that Sunday would also be a very busy day," says Seitz.

The Duluth senator behind the bill also supports full Sunday sales, but says he's given up on that this session because it doesn't have enough support.

Minnesota is one of only a dozens states that doesn't allow Sunday sales. All of its bordering states do.

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