On the Governor’s desk, S.B. 973 would amend the Michigan Liquor Control Code to expand the kinds of businesses that are legally allowed to fill beer growlers. Specifically, it would allow a person holding both a specially designated merchant (SMD) license and a specially designated distributor (SDD) license to fill and sell growlers with beer for off-premises consumption.
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.See Pete Johnson's Articles