Dog-friendly brewery in Shawnee, Kansas hopes to vary state’s latest food code

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A brewery in Shawnee that is known for being dog friendly must keep the pets outside or close shop.After years without issues, a state inspector says no dogs are allowed at Transport Brewery.Meet Charlie. He died Aug. 18, but his story could just be starting.”There’s people here that do not know my name, but they are saying, ‘You are Charlie’s dad,'” said Rusty James, Charlie’s owner.Charlie’s Cause is about bringing dogs back to the brewery.”The dogs helped to make this a neighborhood family establishment. In the event you are available and have a nasty day, there’s nothing like an old dog in here to pet,” James said.For years dogs got here in. Transport Brewery will not be a restaurant. There is not any kitchen, they do not sell or prep any food. They only serve tap drinks and wine. Currently, dogs aren’t allowed.”It’s totally sad as people pass by with their dogs that we all know are customers and they cannot come inside anymore and also you watch the dog cry and need to are available,” said Christie Merandino-Jackson, operations manager for the Transport Brewery.A recent health inspector said the law considers drinks a food, which have to be served in a way that is protected.”That is the Kansas food code and we try this for the protection of shoppers and other people in order that the food safety of clients and customers is protected,” said Heather Lansdowne, spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Agriculture.”This will not be a health issue,” James said.There’s been a whole lot of dogs and James said there have been no issues.”Eliminating the dogs, it isn’t going to eliminate customers. It just changes their opinion of presidency,” James said.He wants people to contact their state legislators to vary the law.”When now we have something that we feel this strongly about, that they hear our voices,” James said.There is not any appeals process for Transport Brewery to get an exemption. State variants are only granted to permit dogs at outside patios. The Kansas Legislature next meets again in January.

A brewery in Shawnee that is known for being dog friendly must keep the pets outside or close shop.

After years without issues, a state inspector says no dogs are allowed at Transport Brewery.

Meet Charlie. He died Aug. 18, but his story could just be starting.

“There’s people here that do not know my name, but they are saying, ‘You are Charlie’s dad,'” said Rusty James, Charlie’s owner.

Charlie’s Cause is about bringing dogs back to the brewery.

“The dogs helped to make this a neighborhood family establishment. In the event you are available and have a nasty day, there’s nothing like an old dog in here to pet,” James said.

For years dogs got here in. Transport Brewery will not be a restaurant. There is not any kitchen, they do not sell or prep any food. They only serve tap drinks and wine. Currently, dogs aren’t allowed.

“It’s totally sad as people pass by with their dogs that we all know are customers and they cannot come inside anymore and also you watch the dog cry and need to are available,” said Christie Merandino-Jackson, operations manager for the Transport Brewery.

A recent health inspector said the law considers drinks a food, which have to be served in a way that is protected.

“That is the Kansas food code and we try this for the protection of shoppers and other people in order that the food safety of clients and customers is protected,” said Heather Lansdowne, spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

“This will not be a health issue,” James said.

There’s been a whole lot of dogs and James said there have been no issues.

“Eliminating the dogs, it isn’t going to eliminate customers. It just changes their opinion of presidency,” James said.

He wants people to contact their state legislators to vary the law.

“When now we have something that we feel this strongly about, that they hear our voices,” James said.

There is not any appeals process for Transport Brewery to get an exemption. State variants are only granted to permit dogs at outside patios. The Kansas Legislature next meets again in January.