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About the Michigan Craft Beverage Council

First Meeting: November 20, 2018, 9:30am, Constitution Hall, 525 W. Allegan, Lansing, MI
Contact Karel Bush to receive the Agenda for this meeting.

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council is a 10-member, governor-appointed board that is advisory to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The Craft Beverage Council was established within MDARD to provide for research into Michigan agricultural products, such as fruits, hops and barley, that are used in the production of Michigan wine, cider, beer, spirits and mixed spirit drinks. The Michigan Craft Beverage Council may also take actions that will enhance the marketing and promotion of Michigan agricultural products, such as fruits, hops and barley, that are used in the production of Michigan craft beverages.

Council Staff

Karel Bush, Executive Director
Ph: 517-284-5742
BushK9@michigan.gov

Sherri Goodreau, Program Assistant
Ph: 517-284-5733
GoodreauS@michigan.gov

Council Members

Chair
Gordon Wenk, Director
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Representing Small Distillers
Richard Anderson
Iron Fish Distillery

Representing Hard Cider Producers
Mike Beck
Uncle John's Cider Mill

Representing Micro Brewers
Scott Graham
Michigan Brewers Guild

Representing Restaurants
Jim Holton
Mountain Town Brewing Company & Steakhouse

Representing Wine Makers
Brian Lesperance
Fenn Valley Vineyards

Representing Wine Retailers
Roz Mayberry
D&W Fresh Market

Representing Large Distillers
Zachary Owen
Temperance Distilling

Representing Wine Makers
Dustin Stabile
Mackinaw Trail Winery

Representing Large Brewers
Brad Stevenson
Founders Brewing Company