For the Want of $30?


Minnesota’s government shutdown–the longest in history–has some unexpected victims. Sure, people living on feeding tubes in taxpayer-funded facilities are being taken care of. Janitors are still cleaning the prisons. Police are still protecting the public. But in all this budget-cutting madness, everyone forgot to ask: What about the bros? And now that negligence has taken its toll: Because MillerCoors didn’t reapply for its $30-per-brand license to sell beer, bro classics Miller Lite and Coors Lite, among others, must be pulled from the shelves.

KSTP reports that Minnesota “officials have told the company, it must come up with a plan to remove it’s 39 brands of beer from shelves and in bars in a matter of days. The company failed to renew it’s brand license with the state before the shutdown. …Without the license, Miller-Coors cannot sell in the state.” The company tells the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Don Walker that it’s “working with the state to clear this up.”

I’m sure there’s a conniving, thieving villain in this somewhere…

9 Responses to “For the Want of $30?”

  1. Rob says:

    Sales of Grain Belt are up, I bet.

  2. major dad says:

    Hamm’s beer…yuck.

  3. Dave E. says:

    Grain Belt and Leinenkugel will gladly pick up the slack. Besides, if things get troublesome I can always sell a little of my Strategic Beer reserve.

  4. tree hugging sister says:

    THAT’S the Dave we know and love! Coming to the rescue of his fellow ‘sotans! And what’s the harm in an extra buck or two before the EPA swoops in to shut you down. Not a word from us, my friend. Not a WORD.

  5. Skyler says:

    So, what you’re saying is that government is shut down AND Coors lite is outlawed? Both these good things have happened? At the same time?

    Wow, what a great place to live.

  6. JeffS says:

    People like beer, and lefties hate people getting what they want.

    Ergo, lefties will jump at the chance to deny people what they want. The economic consequences of this beer driven ass-hattery are a feature, not a bug.

  7. Larry says:

    It’s all fun and games until someone doesn’t get their Miller Lite.

  8. Ave says:

    Schlitz to the rescue – ROADTRIP!!!

  9. They DID apply and sent the check, but the check was sent back because it was an overage. Miller-Coors then sent another application and check on the 27th, and though the state received it, they shut down without processing it.

    Sometimes The Atlantic tends to … exaggerate 😉

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