Covid-19: Resources for Michigan Breweries.
As part of this year’s “Michigan Beer Month” celebration, the Michigan Brewers Guild has announced that a one-of-a-kind commemorative pint glass will be available at more than 70 member breweries and select retail outlets around the state throughout the summer (while supplies last). Breweries are also being encouraged to feature a special beer throughout the month – like a collaboration or a special release – to help celebrate.
Legislators in Lansing have recently reaffirmed July as “Michigan Beer Month” with resolutions within both the House and Senate noting the brewing industry’s long-standing history, impact on both the tourism and agricultural interests and the ongoing contributions to the overall economy of the state.
“Michigan beer month is a fun celebration of local beer which normally culminates with our annual Summer Beer Festival. Due to the impact of Covid-19 we have made alternative plans to host two festivals in August in lieu of the Summer Beer Festival,” says Scott Graham, Executive Director of the Guild. “We look forward to sharing a beer on August 14th at LMCU Ballpark in Comstock Park and August 28 at Turtle Creek Stadium in Traverse City.”
“Michigan Beer Month” recognizes that:
Formed in 1997, the Michigan Brewers Guild represents nearly 300 member breweries. The Guild is a passionate beer community that believes in quality artisanship, bold character, fun, responsibility and pushing the boundaries. The mission of the Guild is to promote and protect the Michigan beer industry with an overarching goal to help locally brewed beer attain 20% of all beer sales in the state by 2025.
Michigan’s brewing industry contributes more than 21,000 full-time jobs and $914 million in labor income, with a total economic impact of over $2.5 billion. In terms of overall number of breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, Michigan ranks #6 in the nation—supporting its title as “The Great Beer State.”
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