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Cold Beer Here, For Now: State Shutdown Could Pull MillerCoors From Target Field

MillerCoors products "will still be sold" at Target Field when the Twins take on the Royals tonight despite the Minnesota state government's shutdown forcing the brewer "to pull its beer from Minnesota liquor stores, bars and restaurants," according to Michael Rand of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Twins Exec Dir of Public Affairs Kevin Smith said, "We have plenty of inventory in-house and we have plans to start selling it at our game until we hear further notice that we can't. We've received no notice that it can't be sold at the ballpark." An unnamed state official indicated that a state law requires MillerCoors to "stop selling products ... imminently because their brand licenses expired" due to the shutdown (, 7/13).
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