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Self-Distribution Increase Sought in MI

H.B. 5343 seeks to double the amount of beer a micro brewer may self-distribute to 2,000 barrels per year, not including sales to consumers on the micro brewer’s licensed premises. Read More

Tax Credit Revision Intro’d in Michigan

House Bill 5345 seeks to revise the threshold for claiming a tax credit based on how much beer the brewer manufactures in a tax year. Currently, a brewer can claim a credit against the beer tax against its first 30,000 …Read More

New Michigan Manufacturer License Proposed

S.B. 711 provides for a limited production manufacturer license. Read More

MI Bill Addressing Anti-Competitive Practices signed into Law

Approved by the Governor, H.B. 4961 amends the Michigan Liquor Control Code to prohibit manufacturers of alcohol from requesting, requiring, or prohibiting certain actions of distributors, including the production of financial records. The legislation is meant to address a …Read More

MI Bill Addressing Anti-Competitive Practices signed into Law

Approved by the Governor, H.B. 4961 amends the Michigan Liquor Control Code to prohibit manufacturers of alcohol from requesting, requiring, or prohibiting certain actions of distributors, including the production of financial records. The legislation is meant to address a …Read More

Michigan Proposal Seeks .05 BAC

House Bill 4420 seeks to lower the blood alcohol concentration threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 to 0.05. Read More

Michigan Bill Defining Tasting Room Signed into Law

Signed nto law, S.B. 1156 defines “tasting room” with respect to beer to mean a location on the manufacturing premises of a brewer or micro brewer where it may produce samples of or sell at retail for on- or off-premises …Read More

On-Premise Sales Provisions Signed in Michigan

A package of bills signed into law would allow brewers and microbrewers to have on-premises tasting rooms, expand the scope of tasting rooms, expand the definition of manufacturer to include a portion of the manufacturing process, allow manufacturers to sell …Read More

Michigan Alt Prop Definition Bill Signed by Governor

Becoming law with the Governor’s signature, S.B. 1165 would define “alternating proprietorship” to mean an arrangement in which two or more brewers or micro brewers, or wine makers or small wine makers, take turns using the same space and equipment …Read More

Michigan Bill Defines Tasting Room

Passing the Senate, S.B. 1156 defines “tasting room” with respect to beer to mean a location on the manufacturing premises of a brewer or micro brewer where it may produce samples of or sell at retail for on- or off-premises …Read More

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Pete Johnson

State & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association. He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

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