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 […]

Insurance Crafted for Brewing: Specialized Types of Coverage for Brewery Operations

Our guest contributor Marc Cohen is a risk consultant with the Property & Casualty department at Bearence Management Group. All businesses follow the same general principles of insurance, and some of those businesses will be entirely covered by the basic policies – general liability, property, auto, and workers compensation. But because breweries are unique, they […]

Three Key Steps in Raising Capital to Fund Breweries

  In our December 2014 newsletter, we outlined the various securities laws considerations for breweries and taprooms looking to raise money through a private placement offering. Now we turn our attention to the mechanics of actually approaching and securing commitments from investors. Below are a few thoughts on the money-raising process, based on recent client […]

Securities Laws FAQ for Craft Breweries and Taprooms

A private placement of securities, coupled with a commercial bank loan, is becoming an increasingly common method to finance the operations and expansion plans of both startup and existing craft breweries and taprooms. While there is a strong appetite among private investors to become “owners” and not miss out on the “craft boom”, careful planning […]

Monroe Moxness Berg Attorneys Discuss Craft Brewing Business and Fast Casual Restaurants at Retail & Restaurant Summit

Monroe Moxness Berg attorneys presented two panels at the Minnesota Real Estate Journal Retail & Restaurant Summit on May 30. John Remakel, Marcus Urlaub and their guests Blake Verdon of the LTD (Live the Dream) Brewery, Clint Roberts (Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild) and Mike Miziorko (Brewery Supply Group) discussed “Tapping Into the Thriving Craft Brew […]