These 2 Men Face 12 Months In Jail For Selling Beer (Yes, Beer)

Two Minnesota men are facing more than a year in jail for selling a microbrew at a neighborhood bar.

The two are facing felony charges for bootlegging (transporting alcohol without a license) by driving to Wisconsin to pick up 10 kegs of legal beer made by a licensed brewer.

In a scene right out of Prohibition, undercover agents walked into the Maple Tavern in Maple Grove, Minnesota, and ordered pints of Spotted Cow, a popular ale made by the New Glarus brewery in Wisconsin. After they got their beer, the agents had the beer tested, and later arrested Brandon Hlavka and David Lantos because Spotted Cow can be legally sold only in Wisconsin, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.

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Hlavka and Lantos acknowledged they drove to Wisconsin to get the ale last April because it is not sold by distributors…


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