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Kossuth county supervisors deny big Iowa brewer a beer permit



This news story was published on July 4, 2017.
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ALGONA, IOWA – The Kossuth County Board of Supervisors decided at a recent meeting to deny a beer permit to a large Iowa beer maker.

On June 27, the Kossuth County Board of Supervisors in Algona denied Backpocket Brewing Company’s application for a Class “B” Beer Permit.  Backpocket owner and beer brewer Jacob Simmons was then notified that Backpocket presently does not have the right to sell, serve, consume, or give away alcoholic beverages in or on the premises located at 1802 20th Avenue in Whittemore, Iowa.

Mr. Simmons told NIT, when asked today why the permit was denied by the board of supervisors, that he didn’t know what was behind their decision.

“You would have to ask them for their reasoning. We have appealed the decision and look forward to hearing it ourselves.”  He later Tuesday told NIT the permit is for RAGBRAI, which will visit Algona on July 24.

A hearing will be conducted with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division in this proceeding by telephone conference call on the morning of July 6, 2017.

Backpocket Brewing Company is a German inspired and hand crafted beer brewer, with popular locations in Coralville, Dubuque and Cedar Rapids.  It has claimed in recent years to be the biggest beer brewer in Iowa.

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10 Responses to Kossuth county supervisors deny big Iowa brewer a beer permit

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2017 at 8:12 am

    You have to give them more money honey – it’s normal business in county business. Wake up /kiss some azz and hire a lobbyist to hand them the graft – although now some of the elected officials are cutting out the middleman (lobbyists) and make more money.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 5, 2017 at 10:49 am

    They must have interest in some of the other bars $$$$$$$

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Mason City welcomes you. Come on over.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 4, 2017 at 10:18 pm

      Yeah like we need another bar in MC that charges $5 a beer!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 5, 2017 at 3:54 pm

        Don’t go. Maybe they charge 5 bucks to keep the trash out. Hint hint

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 5, 2017 at 5:58 pm

          Hint hint – what do you consider trash? I’m interested in knowing!

          • Anonymous

            July 6, 2017 at 9:10 am

            You!

          • Omo

            July 6, 2017 at 10:45 pm

            What makes me trash, explain?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 5, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      that’s what the citizens of mason call economic development… getting another beer joint and unhealthy fast food places. they sure don’t want to get anything worthwhile. I guess the citizens are just alcoholics that spew racist rants.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    you dumb ass supervisors in kossuth county, you should be promoting iowa products.