If you've always wanted to sip wine at the Flint Farmers Market or buy a Michigan-made craft beer at the supermarket, proposed changes to Michigan's liquor laws are for you.
According to the Detroit News, Governor Rick Snyder and the Liquor Control Commission want to change rules, to give small wineries, microbreweries and distilleries more freedom to get their product directly to customers. The Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association doesn't like the plan. It likes the current system.
According to the Detroit News, the new plan would :
Allow small wineries to offer tasting and sell their creations at farmers' markets through special permits.
Let microbreweries making up to 30,000 barrels of beer a year sell to wholesalers, to retailers and directly to customers in limited amounts.
Permit smaller distilleries to sell limited amounts of their liquor directly to bars, stores or restaurants.
The fight is far from over.From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130422/POLITICS02/304220351#ixzz2RCKA2LpR