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.
Alcohol, Beer, & Wine
Legislation reducing penalties for minors caught with alcohol is among the bills signed by Gov. Rick Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley last month.
Thanks to a new administrative rule, restaurants in Michigan will now be able to have self-dispensing alcohol machines right at their patrons' tables.
The Senate unanimously approved today a bill to allow Michigan retailers to ship wine directly to consumers.
Michigan is “absolutely not” going to raise its beer tax nearly 250 percent, a state House leader said Thursday, offering a sobering prediction for new alcohol legislation designed to raise revenue for health and treatment programs.
The beer tax will increase by 244 percent or nearly 5 cents per 12-ounce can under a proposal from Rep. Tom Hooker, R-Byron Center.
Big-box grocery stores such as Meijer can now sell beer and wine at their gas station convenience stores under legislation signed by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder.
Michigan set a record for liquor sales in 2015, fueled in part by growth in Detroit as an entertainment destination while the craft cocktail movement takes hold in the state.
Gas station convenience store owners are upset about legislation headed to Gov. Rick Snyder that would let grocery stores with gas stations sell beer and wine.