Minnesota Bar Busted for Selling Wisconsin Beer

The owners of the bar face felony charges for selling Spotted Cow

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, Wisc., 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, Wisc., to buy some Spotted Cow. The Star Tribune says 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.

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