Newsletter: Beer and the authorities… it’s complicated

Beer moves that can land you in the clinker?

We have received our can proofs for both the re-work on the Pyro cans (updated logo and such) and the initial run of Roasted cans. Next steps in the process are the creation of the printing plates and then the scheduling of our can production run at the Ball manufacturing facility in Monticello, Indiana. Needless to say, we are eager to keep the ball rolling!

We are also happy to announce that the TTB approved our formula for Roasted and Raj-Agni, so that means we can sell them across state lines. That means Coffee ale and IPA will be available for all the states we are distributed in!

Ask the Brewer

So, some beer laws are a bit strange, what are some of the weirdest?

We were able to find some pretty odd beer laws, most are courtesy of the Thrillist Food & Drink website. While their list is comprehensive towards all forms of alcohol, we chose to focus on the beer related laws (because…. BEER!).

In Oklahoma, beer that is more than 4% alcohol cannot be sold chilled. It has to be sold at room temperature. While this may be a great serving temperature for some beer, it’s not so great for the shelf life of many others. In particular, craft beer, which in most cases is unpasteurized.

In Georgia, individual cities get to set their own open container laws (say what?!). So, while you can drink publicly in Georgia, any slurring, stumbling or other inebriated behavior could land you in the clinker.

Texans are only allowed to have three sips of beer if they are drinking while standing. If they actually want to finish the beer, they have to sit down.

In Alaska, it is illegal to give beer to a moose (“Hey Rocky, pass me a Pyro…”). This actually makes a person wonder what happened, that a law like this had to be put on the books!

And, in Colorado, you can’t drink and ride a horse, or drink while riding a horse. It seems a horse is still considered a vehicle in Colorado, making you subject to DUI laws if caught.

Taproom Tidings

The taproom is open its regular hours all weekend. Growler and grumbler fills available all of the days we are open.

This first weekend of November also starts our food on Saturdays!  Rusty Taco this weekend, Tatanka next weekend.

Other highlights include:

  • Thirsty Thursdays is your chance for $1 off pints and $2 off growler fills (Remember, St. Paul doesn’t let us fill growlers after 8pm on Thursdays, so get here early)
  • Food on Fridays (FoF) brings us delicious tacos. Rusty Taco is back with their mouth-watering selection of tacos, on both Friday and Saturday!
  • You can also tantalize your taste buds with Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes from Groundswell. Pumpkin cake with cheesecake filling and cinnamon whipped cream
  • Tap selection includes Pyro APA, Roasted Coffee Ale, Fused Orange Blossom Honey, Cranberry Shandy and Raj-Agni IPA

Final Thoughts

If you did not get a chance to see it, the Pioneer Press put out a premium section on October 22nd celebrating St. Paul’s history with beer. This publication is exhaustive and entertaining, so if you get a chance, check it out!

As always, if you have questions, drop us a note via Email, Facebook, Dead Languages, Twitter or Google+.