Brew Pub v. Taproom: Which Business Model Is Right for You?

DOWNLOAD THE FULL SUMMER 2015 ISSUE OF BAR EXAMINER The Minnesota craft brewery scene continues to grow, with new styles and colorfully-marketed brands filling local shelves and exciting new breweries cropping up throughout the greater metro and outstate areas. For those interested in making their entry into the industry, there are a number of considerations […]

Sunday Growler Ordinance-Drafting for Brewers

DOWNLOAD THE FULL SUMMER 2015 ISSUE OF BAR EXAMINER   Earlier this year, Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill into law allowing for Sunday growler sales. Now, under Minnesota Statute 340A.301, subdivision 7(b), brewers that possess the requisite authorization (namely, on-and-off-sale licenses) can distribute 64-ounce jugs of intoxicating liquor to go, seven days a week. […]

Tax Tips on Tap

DOWNLOAD THE FULL SUMMER 2015 ISSUE OF BAR EXAMINER Our guest contributor Jon Fedder, CPA, is a tax associate in the Edina, MN office of BDO USA, LLP a leading provider of tax, audit, and consulting services   There are many opportunities for breweries to reduce their tax liability. Below, I’ve summarized my five biggest […]