Maple Grove Bar Busted for Selling Wisconsin Beer
MAPLE GROVE (AP) - A Minnesota bar near the Wisconsin border is accused of selling a popular Wisconsin beer, even though it's not licensed to do so.
The sale of Spotted Cow made by a New Glarus, Wisconsin brewer in Minnesota is a felony criminal offense. A search warrant filed in Hennepin County says an employee of Maple Tavern in the Twin Cities suburb of Maple Grove made beer runs to a liquor store in Hudson, Wisconsin to buy some Spotted Cow. Investigators went to the tavern and ordered a glass of Spotted Cow beer, then busted the bar.
Neither the tavern nor the bar's manager are licensed to transport alcohol to Minnesota. Another manager, Brandon Hlavka, says it was a mistake to bring the beer to Maple Tavern, but it was with the best of intentions.