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Displaying items tagged: Michigan Brewers Guild

Sunday, 06 June 2021 16:15

Michigan kombucha producers expand as consumer demand spikes

When Courtney Lorenz launched her business in 2015 brewing and selling kombucha, she started working with just three 5-gallon containers. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 22 November 2020 17:15

Facing widespread can shortages, West Michigan breweries weigh packaging options

Heading into 2021, Brewery Vivant has worked with its distributor to get three different six-pack placements into Meijer Inc. stores on a statewide basis. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Friday, 21 February 2020 05:00

Bill would eliminate token system for Michigan beer festivals

A bill introduced in the state Legislature would change how beer festivals operate in Michigan.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 09 February 2020 18:30

New law provides ‘parity’ for spirits producers, vendors to host festivals

New laws aim to bring parity to the state’s alcoholic beverage sector. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 19 January 2020 17:30

Michigan brewers hope for continued Pure Michigan boost

Craft brewing industry executives worry that a lack of Pure Michigan advertisements touting the state as a brewery tourism destination could have a chilling effect on attracting out-of-state visitors to their taprooms. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 21 July 2019 19:05

Michigan brewers seek elimination of time-consuming bonding requirement

new bill would end a time-consuming bonding process needed to get a license for Michigan-based craft beverage producers and certain out-of-state companies that sell alcoholic beverages in Michigan. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 28 April 2019 18:22

Craft brewing industry growth stalls as competition heats up

In the hyper-competitive craft beer industry in which growth has started to level off in recent years, Old Nation Brewing Co. proves the exception to the rule. The Williamston-based brewery has garnered a name for itself with its M-43 brand, a popular New England-style hazy India Pale Ale that carries a suggested retail price of $13.99 per four-pack of 16-ounce cans.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 17 March 2019 22:34

Brewers’ charitable donations face MLCC scrutiny

When Chico, Calif.-based Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. put out the “bat signal” seeking help to support victims of last year’s catastrophic Camp Fire in northern California, the Michigan craft brewing industry set into motion. Their rallying point: Resilience Butte County Proud IPA. Sierra Nevada created the beer as a fundraiser, pledging to donate 100 percent of its profits from the sale of the product to the Camp Fire Relief Fund. The 10th-largest U.S. brewery then shared the recipe online and encouraged breweries all over the country to participate.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 09 December 2018 17:12

Bills would uncork changes for Michigan’s craft beverage industry

series of bipartisan bills fast-tracked for the state Legislature’s lame-duck session would redefine the laws governing how Michigan-based alcoholic beverage producers operate. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Saturday, 13 October 2018 17:07

Commercial-scale malting facility a ‘game-changer’ for state’s craft beverage supply chain

A group of investors plans to open a commercial-scale malting and grain-processing facility about an hour east of Kalamazoo to serve the region’s growing craft beverage industry.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:00

EXPANDING THE PIE: Council includes broader representation from state’s craft beverage sectors

Vander Heide, the current president of the Michigan Cider Association, said the cider industry fought hard to be included specifically in the new law’s language outlining the council’s governing board.

An update to Michigan law is bringing a more equitable approach to how license fees from craft beverage producers are spent. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Saturday, 26 May 2018 14:26

Craft brewers continue to eke out growth despite increased volatility

Muskegon’s Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. is embarking on ambitious expansion plans as the company wrestles with how best to compete in the highly volatile industry.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 29 October 2017 12:16

Craft brewers realize benefits of year-old law allowing unpaid social media marketing

Until last year, state law barred alcoholic beverage makers and wholesalers from using social media to promote their products at the retailer level, even though many of them did anyway.

Published in Small Business
Saturday, 29 April 2017 06:00

Beer industry to boost support for hop and barley research

Proposed federal budget cuts have the potential to wipe out key hop and barley research programs that have helped improve the quality of the raw material supply chain for craft brewers.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Saturday, 29 April 2017 06:00

As competition heats up, Michigan craft brewers focus on business practices, taproom sales

Thirsty Michigan craft beer consumers bought the equivalent of around 59,000 more pints of Brewery Vivant’s beer in 2016 than they did the year before.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 17:50

Rep. Hooker’s proposed tax hike falls flat with craft brewers

A new bill proposed in the Michigan Legislature could more than triple the state’s excise tax on beer.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 29 May 2016 11:24

New law allows craft beverage makers to promote events at retailers via social media

new law passed earlier this month modernizes a provision in Michigan’s liquor control code that many craft beverage producers were unknowingly violating in recent years. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 10 January 2016 22:34

BREWING CHANGE? New legislation expands Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council to other beverage producers

While new bills seek to grow the membership of an agriculture industry council funded by licensing fees from Michigan alcoholic beverage makers, the changes still exclude one key sector and its supply chain from the group

Published in Food/Agribusiness