New Client HeadFlyer Brewing to Open Brewery in Northeast Minneapolis

HeadFlyer Brewing, a new client of our craft brewing legal services group, is moving into the newly renovated Miller Textile building in northeast Minneapolis. It will open its taproom and brewery in a 9,435 square-foot space in the building. Developer Ackerberg Group, which spearheaded the renovation, plans to reposition the property into a signature destination […]

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 […]