Michigan Liquor Law Update: Growlers At Bars, Wine At Farmers Markets

By Eric Misterovich

Governor Snyder has signed Senate Bill 27, which allows bars and restaurants to sell refillable growlers for off-premises consumption. Michigan law previously allowed breweries to sell growlers, and this recent change extends the law to cover bars and restaurants. Bars and restaurants are required to pay a $100 fee to obtain a special merchants’ license to sell growlers.

 

The Governor also signed Senate Bill 79, which allows the Michigan Liquor Control Commission to issue permits to small wine makers so that they may sell wine and offer wine tastings at farmers markets. Small wine makers are defined as an in-state or out of state winemaker that manufacturers or bottles not more than 5,000 gallons of wine in one calendar year.

 

If you need help navigating these new laws, contact the Michigan liquor law lawyers at Revision Legal.

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