Minnesota Statute Snippets

Minnesota Statutes

340A.301, Subd. 11. Unlicensed manufacture. (passed 2014)

(a) Nothing in this chapter requires a license for the natural fermentation of fruit juices or brewing of beer in the home for family use.

(b) Naturally fermented fruit juices or beer made under this subdivision may be  removed from the premises where made for use at organized affairs, exhibitions, or competitions, including, but not limited to, homemaker’s contests, tastings, or judging.

(c) For purposes of this subdivision, “tastings” means an event where the general public may sample unlicensed naturally fermented fruit juices or beer.

(d) Beverages produced pursuant to this subdivision may be sampled or used in tastings provided that the beverage is made and transported in containers and equipment that shall not allow the migration of toxic substances.

(e) Public notice meeting the requirements of this paragraph must be given in writing or signage at any tasting. The notice shall include disclosure that the unlicensed naturally fermented fruit juices or beer being offered is homemade and not subject to state inspection, and may be consumed by persons over the age of 21 at their own risk. The notice must include the name and address of the person who processed and bottled the beverage.

(f) Naturally fermented fruit juices or beer removed under this subdivision may not be sold or offered for sale.

297G.01 DEFINITIONS.  Subd. 2.Alcoholic beverage.

“Alcoholic beverage” is any beverage containing more than one-half of one percent alcohol by volume.

Subd. 3.Brewer.

“Brewer” is a person who manufactures malt liquor for sale.

Subd. 8.Fermented malt beverages.

“Fermented malt beverages” is any beer, ale, or other beverage made from malt by fermentation and containing not less than one-half of one percent alcohol by volume.

340A.101 DEFINITIONS.  Subd. 12a.Home brewing equipment.

“Home brewing equipment” means portable equipment designed for use in home manufacturing of malt liquor in quantities of ten gallons or less and supplies and ingredients for home manufacture of malt liquor.

340A.513 SALE OF BEER KEGS. Subdivision 1.Definitions.

For purposes of this section:

(a) “Beer keg” means any brewery-sealed, single container that contains not less than seven gallons of malt liquor.


Subdivision 1.Minnesota-produced beer; required availability.

At any permanent or temporary building or structure owned or operated by the state, a political subdivision, or an instrumentality thereof, where beer is sold for on-premise consumption, the entity owning or operating the building or structure must insure that a Minnesota-produced beer is available for purchase at each station where beer is sold. This section applies to all such permanent or temporary buildings or structures without regard to whether sales of beer are made by the owning or operating government entity or employees thereof or by a person holding a lease or concession contract with the government entity.