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Drone delivered beer grounded by FAA


MADISON (WKOW) -- A Steven's Point brewery's plan to deliver beer to ice fisherman via drone has been grounded by the FAA.

Lakemaid beer planned to take orders using GPS coordinates, and use drones to deliver 12 packs to anglers on Minnesota and Wisconsin lakes.

Lakemaid posted a video showing how it would work on their Facebook page, and when the FAA saw it, they told the brewery commercial use of an unmanned aircraft wasn't permitted.

Brandi Lefeber works at the Stockbridge Saloon near Lake Winnebago and says "I thought it was a great idea, guys wanna fish as long as possible and if somebody's willing to invest money in a free market way such as that, and make it work for them, great."

Ice fisherman may be waiting for their drone delivered beer for quite awhile.

The FAA is not expected to issue new regulations regarding the commercial use of drones until 2015.

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