Miller tap on Coors keg equals state fine

May 24th, 2007 | Posted by Real Beer

The operator of the bar in a Wisconsin American Legion received a ticket for pouring Coors Light with a Miller Lite handle – even though he told his customers it was Coors Light.

The Appleton Post-Crescent has the mildly confusing story:

(Ray) Wendt’s American Legion bar normally serves Miller Lite.

But a wedding party asked for Coors Light for their reception earlier this month.

Wendt ordered it, then found the tap handle he was given didn’t fit his dispenser.

He substituted a Miller Lite handle.

“It’s not like I was pouring different liquor into a bottle,” he said. “The Coors and Miller Lite cost the same.”

The next morning, he served leftover Coors Light to his regulars.

“I said it was Coors Light, not Miller,” he said. “I didn’t lie to nobody.”

He took a few days off and returned to work May 8, when two representatives from the state Department of Revenue and a Port Washington police officer conducted the annual inspection of his bar. They found the Miller Lite handle still connected to the Coors Light barrel.

And that’s against city and state laws.

Is there a commercial, maybe a taste test, somewhere in there?

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One Response to “Miller tap on Coors keg equals state fine”

  1. SteveH Says:

    I heard this story on Milw. radio this morning and thought it was going to end with the poor Coors lover discovering he’d really been drinking Miller Lite all along — and then sued, or some sill-a$$ thing.

    Funny how the “annual inspection” just happened to occur right after the tap handle dosey-doe.