St. Paul OKs Sunday taproom alcohol sales

In about 30 days, brewer taprooms in St. Paul will be allowed to sell alcohol on Sundays.

An amendment to the city ordinance that was adopted unanimously by the city council Wednesday will allow taprooms that have licenses to serve malt liquor between 10 a.m. on Sundays and 1 a.m. on Mondays.

The ordinance amendment was sponsored by St. Paul City Council member Amy Brendmoen.

Also approved at Wednesday's meeting was an option for micro-distilleries to buy cocktail room licenses. That would authorize the micro-distillery to sell and serve its distilled spirits produced on its premises to people in a cocktail room.

Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill at the end of the last legislative session permitting breweries to serve alcohol on Sundays, but they needed to get authorization from the local municipality for Sunday hours. The cities of Minneapolis and St. Louis Park adopted the change.

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