Beer Info FAQ

Why can't I buy Spotted Cow in MN?

Why can't I buy Spotted Cow in MN?

Spotted Cow is made by a New Glarus, Wis., brewer, and it is illegal to sell it in Minnesota. A search warrant filed in Hennepin County says an employee of Maple Tavern in the Twin Cities suburb of Maple Grove made beer runs to a liquor store in Hudson, Wis., to buy kegs of Spotted Cow.

Why isnt Spotted Cow sold in Illinois?

From 1998 to 2002, the company's brews were also sold in Illinois, with a majority of its sales in the Chicago area. New Glarus actually pulled Spotted Cow from Illinois shelves in 2002 because the company was struggling to meet demand for it in Wisconsin.