Michiganders who don't want to wait for a waiter could soon pull their own drafts out of tabletop dispensing machines, thanks to a new rule from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.
Under the new rule, a bar or restaurant with a license to sell alcohol on its premises could have tabletop dispensing machines available to customers. The customer would have to order the beverage from a worker so that person could verify they were of legal drinking age. But then they could dispense the drink at their leisure from a tabletop machine.
The machine couldn't dispense liquor, or more than 96 ounces of beer or wine in a single order. These machines would also be allowable in hotel rooms.
For the full article, see Emily Lawler, "Tabletop beer dispensers on tap for Michigan bars, restaurants and hotels", MLive, January 5, 2017.