“That’s why I started pursuing questions with the health department,” Listermann said.
After the clarification, Listermann also was forced to make adjustments for a National Dog Day event the brewery had planned to host from 2-8 p.m. Saturday.
“We have this dog rescue event, but we can’t have it on our premises,” Listermann said. “We had to move it across the street to an adjacent parking lot where, unfortunately, we can’t sell beer.”
The brewery still will donate $1 from each pint of Listermann beer sold in the taproom during the event to the Save the Animal Foundation (STAF). The nonprofit will bring dogs available for adoption to the parking lot.
Listermann said he feels Coley’s bill should become law.
“To sit down and argue against that is pretty strange,” Listermann said. “I guess inside would be pushing the matter. I recently took a trip to Germany where it's nothing to see someone with their dog in a restaurant.”