Michigan Craft Beer Leaders Gather in Lansing20-Sep-2016
Nearly 80 members of the Michigan Brewers Guild gathered in Lansing today (Tuesday, September 20, 2016) to show a united front with the state’s elected
“It’s important for us to host this event each year to keep our names and faces in front of legislators,” says Scott Graham, Executive Director of the Michigan Brewers Guild. “Our association is experiencing record growth and we are proud to have our largest representation here in Lansing.”
The mission of the Michigan Brewers Guild is to promote and protect the Michigan craft beer industry. Founded in 1997, the Michigan Brewers Guild exists to unify the community of brewers, to increase the sale of MI craft beer, to contribute culturally and economically throughout the state, and to monitor and assure a healthy brewing industry. By working collaboratively with proponents of craft beer we strive to achieve a 20% share of all beer sold in Michigan by producing world-class events, increasing public awareness, educating consumers, and encouraging responsible consumption.
Michigan’s thriving brewing industry conservatively contributes more than $144 million in wages with a total economic contribution of more than $277 million. In terms of overall number breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, Michigan ranks #5 in the nation – thus supporting its claim as “The Great Beer State.”
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