Beer Coming To Minnesta Capitol 22 May 13

Your favorite brew may soon be available for purchase at the state Capitol. The Legislature passed a bill Monday that includes a provision that directs the city of St. Paul to issue and on-sale wine and malt liquor license to the Capitol cafeteria. The bill now goes to Governor Dayton. The Capitol’s basement cafeteria is a German-style rathskeller cafe. It was restored to its original design in 2000, and even has a painted slogan on the ceiling, in German, that urges visitors to enjoy an adult beverage. The provision allowing alcoholic beverages there is part of a package that distributes sales tax money from the state’s Legacy amendment to parks and cultural programs.