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Frustrated With Minnesota Law, Brewery to Open in Wisconsin

NEW BRIGHTON, Minn. (AP) – The owner of a brewpub in New Brighton is frustrated with a Minnesota law that says he can’t sell his craft beer on store shelves – so he’s decided to build a new brewery across the border in Wisconsin.

John Moore is owner of Barley John’s Brew Pub. Reporters say Moore plans to break ground this spring on a 10,000-barrel brewery in New Richmond, Wis. He hopes to start selling beer in the fall.

Minnesota’s laws on alcohol sales saw some loosening in 2011, when legislation allowed breweries to open taprooms to serve beer on site. But Moore said the legislation didn’t help brewpubs, which could already serve beer on site.

In Wisconsin, brewpubs can sell a limited amount of beer in stores.

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