10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer Week is back again from May 5th until May 11th. This year you can expect to find special firkin tappings, all day Happy Hours, beer art, special releases, and tap takeovers. All in all there are over 80 events and you can find them all on a calendar using this link.
In political news the growler language was removed from the liquor bill in the Senate Tax Committee today. This is another black eye on modern politics as monetary contributions from lobbies—and threats to re-open contract negotiations from the Teamsters Union continue to influence the way that local politicians vote on the issue. Senator Roger Reinert (DFL from Duluth) will push the matter again (full repeal) in the fall in order to gain support for next session.