New law allows beer growler sales on Sunday

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Urban Growler's Deb Loch fills growlers, Oct. 24, 2014.
Jennifer Simonson | MPR News 2014

Gov. Mark Dayton signed a liquor policy bill into law Friday that will allow the sale of beer growlers on Sundays.

Taprooms and brewpubs with the proper local approval will soon be able to sell beer in the 64-ounce containers commonly known as growlers. The law also allows the sale of take-home 750-milliliter bottles.

The law takes effect on Saturday, but businesses must first obtain municipal licensing for take-home bottles of beer brewed on the premises.

Under the new law, bars and restaurants are allowed to start serving drinks two hours earlier on Sundays. The new start time is 8 a.m.

Lawmakers overwhelmingly supported the two changes, but they again rejected a repeal of the state's longtime ban on Sunday liquor store sales.

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