Minnesota State Shutdown to Impact Beer Drinkers

Not to get all political and all, but the State of Minnesota has got itself in a bit of a situation regarding it’s budget.  The Minnesota government has officially shut down all of the “non-essential” services due to political sparring between the democratic Governor and the Republican-led Senate.  The courts, the jails, the police force, etc. are all still in effect since they were deemed “essential.”  But a number of services, such as license bureaus and some commerce-related offices are locked down.  Can’t renew your license?  Too bad. Well, that’s apparently exactly what state officials have told the folks at Miller Coors.

The distributors of Miller Coors apparently failed to renew their liquor distribution license before the shutdown went into effect on July 1, 2011.  Since their license has now expired, the state officials are requiring all Miller Coors products to be taken off the shelves at liquor stores throughout the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Oh come on Minnesota!  If the lack of other non-essential services wasn’t enough reason to get this budget crisis resolved, then this should be the tipping point!  In the spirit of Mel Gibson’s portrayal of William Wallace in Braveheart, “They may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR BEEEEER”.

Dirty Beer Hole is considering class-action lawsuit on behalf of all beer-loving residents of the great state of Minnesota in effort to qualify the sale and licensing of beer and liquor as an “essential” service.  Who’s with us? Let’s hear it in the comments people.

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