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, among others. Part of that package, H.B. 5343 doubles 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.
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