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#FreeTheGrowler: Midsize Minnesota Breweries Fight for the Right to Sell Draft Beer To-Go

Most beer drinkers are familiar with growlers—the big jugs used to take beer home from the tap.Growlers are especially helpful for small brewers looking to avoid the hassle of packaging.But just because growlers are good for small breweries, should small breweries be the only ones allowed to offer them?.That's the law in Minnesota, but a new alliance is hoping to open up growlers up to all Minnesota brewers.A "#FreeTheGrowlers" campaign has been launched by the Alliance of Minnesota Craft Breweries.Currently, the to-go option is banned for any brewery making more than 20,000 barrel per year.These breweries argue that hitting the 20,000 barrel limit stifles their creativity to brew new beers.They also argue that shifting from selling beer out of a taproom to retailers isn't an easy (or even logical) pivot.Growlers are already a big deal in Minnesota, and they might be poised to get even bigger

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