Minneapolis City Attorney Recommends $15 Minimum Wage NOT Go on Ballot in November

MLBA Members, We have been tracking the push for $15 Minimum Wage in Minneapolis and the City Attorney has recommended that this initiative NOT be put on the  ballot in November as a charter amendment. That does not mean the Council won’t vote to do so but good news nonetheless. This goes to the committee… Read More

Colorado Governor Signs Bill Allowing Wine, Spirits And Full-Strength Beer In Groceries

This is why we need to stay strong on Sunday Sales that will only lead to this: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed legislation that will see wine, spirits and full-strength beer sales expand into grocery stores in Colorado, as part of a compromise struck with independent liquor store operators. Under the new law, grocery… Read More

Special Thanks to All Vendors at the 2016 MLBA Spring Conference

The 17th annual MLBA Spring Conference was held on Sunday, May 1st on a sunny and beautiful spring day at Cragun’s Lodge on Gull Lake near Brainerd in central Minnesota. Attendees were treated to an industry trade show featuring beer, wine and spirits vendors plus many related industries like ice, insurance, gaming, brokers and food vendors…. Read More

MLBA Newsletter is Now Online

Since the beginning of the year the MLBA Newsletter, “The Rough Draught” is now online and is emailed to all members of the MLBA. If you have not been getting your semi-monthly newsletter as well as updates from MLBA, make sure you have provided us with the correct email address and your membership dues are… Read More

MLBA Has New Membership Director

The MLBA is pleased to announce that Tom Klauda has joined the MLBA staff as our new Membership Director.  Tom’s initial focus will be to compile our all-new Allied Member Buyers Guide for members of MLBA. This guide will give great value to members of MLBA and should help strengthen our membership levels. Tom will also… 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!"