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MI Considers Beer Definition Change

Senate Bill 1139 (part of a package of three bills addressing mixed spirits beverages) proposes a change to the definition of beer. Currently, “beer” is defined as a beverage obtained by alcoholic fermentation of an infusion or decoction of barley, …Read More

Wide-Ranging MI Alcohol Code Revisions Become Law

A package of sixteen bills has been signed into law which amend various sections of the Michigan Liquor Control Code to revise provisions concerning such things as tax payment frequency, brand extensions, beer festival special licenses, and beer in growlers, …Read More

Tasting Room Sales Bill Advances in MI House

Referred to a second House committee after Senate passage, S.B. 665 would allow a brewer that is not a micro brewer and that produces less than 120,000 barrels of beer per year to sell its beer for on-premises consumption at …Read More

Brewer Licensng Bill signed by MI Governor

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 711 provides for a limited production manufacturer license that would allow for the limited production of beer, allow the licensee to purchase beer from a different brewer or micro brewer and modify that beer, allow …Read More

MI Self-Distribution Proposal Advances

Passing the House, H.B. 5343 would increase the total barrels of beer per year that a micro brewer may sell and deliver to a retailer from 1,000 barrels to 2,000 barrels. All brands and labels of a micro brewer, whether …Read More

Michigan Brand Extension Bill Moves Forward

Under the provisions of H.B. 5349, the requirement that a brand extension must be assigned to the appointed wholesaler of the underlying brand would not apply if, before October 1, 2019, a successor manufacturer or successor outstate seller of beer …Read More

On-Premise Sales Proposal Passes MI Senate

Passing the Senate, S.B. 665 would allow those brewers not licensed as a micro brewer and that produced in total fewer than 120,000 barrels of beer per year to sell its beer for on premises consumption at not more than …Read More

Brewer Tax Credit Advances in Michigan

Gaining House approval, 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 …Read More

Brewer Licensng Bill Before MI Governor

Passing both chambers of the legislature, S.B. 711 provides for a limited production manufacturer license that would allow for the limited production of beer, allow the licensee to purchase beer from a different brewer or micro brewer and modify that …Read More

New Michigan Manufacturer License Proposed

S.B. 711 provides for a limited production manufacturer license. 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 (BA). 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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