Bar Owner Cited for Putting Miller Tap on Coors Keg
PORT WASHINGTON - American Legion bar owner Ray Wendt is forced to pay up for mixing up. He was fined $172 for having a Miller Lite tap on a Coors Light keg.
“Yeah I was ticked off when I got this [ticket]. $172,” Wendt said.
Wendt normally doesn’t sell Coors Light on tap, but it was left over from a wedding. He claims he tried putting the Coors Light handle on the tap but it wouldn’t fit so instead he told his customers what they were drinking.
“What difference what kind of handle’s on it as long as the product is known to the consumer,” customer Thomas Mikorski said.
“Were you telling your customers they were drinking Coors?” TODAY'S TMJ4 reporter Melissa McCrady asked. “That’s right. They knew they were drinking Coors,” Wendt replied.
Port Washington police are following the rules. They fined Wendt during a routine inspection for “beer tap dispensing different beer than indicated.”
“There are some things on the books that just don’t make sense to me,” Port Washington resident Donna Laabs said.
Laabs was surprised to learn the American Legion bar was fined for that. “I think it’s stupid that they don’t have anything better to do than take care of that,” she added.
Wendt has fixed the problem. He’s considering fighting the ticket by proving to police he never lied to his customers.