Indy Beer Distributor Gives Employees a Super Holiday

People may drink a lot of beer this Super Bowl weekend. But Indianapolis residents should not be surprised if the taps run dry on Monday. The Colts play the big game Sunday night. And a local beer distributor got so many requests for time off on Monday that it gave up. The company made Monday a paid holiday for all workers — more than 600 of them. Each is being given a free six-pack of Blue Moon beer and sent home for a long weekend.

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People may drink a lot of beer this Super Bowl weekend, but Indianapolis residents should not be surprised if the taps run dry on Monday. The Colts play the big game Sunday night and a local beer distributor got so many requests for time off on Monday that it gave up. The company made Monday a paid holiday for all workers, more than 600 of them. Each is being given a free six-pack of Blue Moon beer and sent home for a long weekend.

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