Mich. Governor Signs Legislation Expanding Access to Craft Beer

A new law in Michigan is intended to expand access to growlers for craft beer. A new law in Michigan is intended to expand access to growlers for craft beer. |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

Created: March 01, 2018 10:21 AM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation designed to expand the availability of growlers for takeout craft beer purchases.

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The bill signed Wednesday by Snyder (Public Act 40 of 2018) was sponsored by Republican state Rep. Tommy Brann, a restaurateur from the Grand Rapids-area community of Wyoming. Snyder says in a statement it's a "great perk for beer retailers and craft beer fans statewide."

Michigan has a booming craft beer industry. The use of jugs known as growlers is a popular way for beer drinkers to take home beer.

The bill revises the definition of an "eligible merchant" for legally selling and filling growlers.

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