MLBA District 7 Golf Outing is Wed. June 21

The annual golf outing for MLBA District 7 is Wednesday, June 21st at Big Lake Golf Club in Cloquet. The shotgun start is a Noon. Cost is $35 per person for golf, shared cart and steak dinner. Big Lake Golf Club is located at 780 Cary Road, in Cloquet. To register call Dick Kari at 218-940-1262.

Amendment that Strips Growler Expansion Tables Omnibus Liquor Bill in House

From Session Daily (5/15/17) by Ricky Campbell — The House on Monday tabled a vote on the omnibus liquor bill after a divided chamber approved an amendment removing a sought-after expansion to growler sales for local breweries. Sponsored by Rep. Joe Hoppe (R-Chaska) and Sen. Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls), HF68/ SF444* would expand how much alcohol local breweries can sell on their properties,… Read More

ADA Lawsuit Bill

The House and Senate bills (HF1542, SF1407) to require notice and an opportunity to cure an ADA violation before a suit is brought have passed both the House and Senate. The House passed the bill with a substantial majority, the Senate also passed it with a number of Democrats voting for the bill. The bill will… Read More

Surdyk’s to get Bigger Fine, Smaller Suspension

May 15, 2017 :: WCCO-TV has reported that City of Minneapolis officials and Surdyk’s Liquor have reached a tentative deal for punishment of the store being open on Sunday, March 12th. The City Council had rejected an earlier punishment because they deemed it was too lenient. The city had initially levied a 30 day license suspension with… Read More

Beverage Dynamics Alcohol Retailers Conference Coming to Minneapolis June 12-14

BEVERAGE ALCOHOL RETAILERS CONFERENCE is an educational event designed for independent, off-premise retailers by independent retailers. The two-plus day event in Minneapolis at the Radisson Blu Downtown is the ONLY event in the industry dedicated to helping beverage retailers improve their business. (Click here to go to the BARC webpage. Register here: At BARC,… Read More

Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association

Since 1952, the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA) has been helping licensed beverage retailers in the state of Minnesota with information resources, educational programs and government affairs services designed to promote and protect their business. All our member retailers understand that: "With MLBA, You’re not alone!"