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So You Want to Start Your Own Brewery?, The Growler, December 18, 2012

So You Want to Start Your Own Distillery?, July 1, 2014

So You Want to Start Your Own Cidery?  Ten Legal Steps You Need to Take, June 13, 2017

Tapping Into a Growing Client Base, Minnesota Lawyer, April 7, 2014

Is Minnesota Brewing a Craft Beer Bubble?  City Pages, October 5, 2016

Could Law Changes Lead to a Brewery Boom in Minnesota?, February 20, 2011

"Minnesota Distilling Industry Grows as Longstanding Laws Change", Moonshiner to Craft Distillery: Leading Lawyers on the Business of Distilling (2016)


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Minneapolis' Modist Brewery receives medieval-style cease-and-desist order, StarTribune, December 1, 2017

Modist releases 'Dilly Dilly' double IPA, is immediately hit with hilarious cease and desist from Anheuser-Busch,
City Pages, December 1, 2017

What's the Deal With the New "Independent Craft Brewer" Seal?, August 10, 2017

What’s On Tap from the World of Brewery Law, May 12, 2017

Changes on Tap: What's Next for Law Changes in the Craft Beverage Industry, Minnesota Lawyer, December 21, 2016

Naming Breweries, Beers Becoming Challenge, St. Cloud Times, August 29, 2015

Brewing Up Disputes:  Beer Names and Trademarks, January 22, 2015

Urban Growler Uses ‘Founding Members’ Perks to Attract Investors — and Ambassadors, Minnesota Business, November 2014

Brew Crew Changing the Face of Beer Drinking in Wright County, North Wright County Today, September 4, 2014

Show Me the Money: Crowdfunding Your Brewery, The Growler, July 25, 2014

Worker Classifcation Issues for Breweries 101, June 2014

Gap Financing for Breweries (Special Guest Post by Annie Deckert, Decklan Group), June 18, 2014

No Sunday Growler Sales, But...: A Look at New Minnesota Liquor Laws, June 6, 2014


In Minnesota, a Winery Can Operate a Brewery, But a Brewery May Not Be Able to Operate a Winery; Wait, What?, May 29, 2014


ICYMI: Minnesota Craft Beer and the Law, Saturdays With Siri, May 3, 2014


Teamsters vs. Beer: the Push for Sunday Taproom and Growler Sales in Minnesota and What it Says About Minnesota’s Outdated and Nonsensical Liquor Laws, April 29, 2014

The SEC’s New General Solicitation Rule: Will it Really Help Breweries Raise Funds Faster?, St. Michael-Albertville Patch, September 10, 2013

Save the Growler!, February 24, 2013

City of Minneapolis to Microbreweries: We’re Open For Business

Prohibition’s Progeny: Understanding Minnesota’s Three-Tiered Alcohol Distribution System


Surly Law Moves to the Cities


The Basics of Minnesota’s Brewer Taproom License, July 21, 2011


How the Beer Industry Ended Minnesota’s Government Shutdown, July 16, 2011

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