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The government’s constant deference to corporations is tired and obvious.
IMO, they put those fine print limits in to appease the opponents of the “Free The Four Pack” law, as it is known. The ones that think people will become raging drunks if the law was passed. Also, yes, the distro companies and liquor stores.
The limit is what it is, MN is slow to change and it’ll probably get raised eventually. Penalizing breweries that self-distribute benefits only distributors and is simply legislators appeasing their donors and nothing more.
The way I read it, the self-distro can still sell 4- and 6- at will. However, I may have misinterpreted.
Aaron is saying there’s a clause that breweries can only sell out the door any beer that they have also offered to a distributor. Unless they can figure out a way to consider themselves a distributor, a self-distributed brewery still wouldn’t be able to sell 4 or 6 packs. That’s just petty BS by distributors using their power to work that clause in if that’s the way it ends up being interpreted and enforced.