Sunday Growler Sales Officially Arrive
Senator and Mayor Tear Open Growler Case to Kick-Off Sale
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Duluth Mayor Don Ness and 7th District Senator Roger Reinert were on hand at Canal Park Brewery, Sunday, to celebrate the beginning of Sunday growler sales.
Breweries and Brew Pubs had previously been barred from selling growlers on Sundays under Minnesota State Law, but Reinert saw that as a hindrance to small business and worked for multiple years to get the law changed.
In January, the state legislature voted to pass the responsibility of deciding on Sunday sales to local governments like city councilors and county commissioners.
Canal Park Brewery held a formal ceremony at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Reinert and Ness opened the sales by tearing a ribbon from the growler case.
After the ceremony Reinert and Ness became the first two people to purchase a growler.
The 64 ounce beer containers were specially made to reflect the end of the Sunday sales ban.
Canal Park Brewery estimates that the additional sales day could add as many as 175 growlers to their weekly sales number.
With each growler selling for around $16.00 that would add over $11,000 to the breweries revenues each month.