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Brewery Membership

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Brewery Member of the Michigan Brewers Guild. Michigan breweries can join our organization by:

  1. Meeting the requirements outlined below,
  2. Completing an Application for Brewery Membership, and 
  3. Submitting it along with a copy of your brewing license issued by the state of Michigan.

Once your application has been submitted, your brewery will enter into a required 90 day processing period while our staff reviews your documentation and visits your brewery. Pending approval by the board, your Brewery Membership will then become active 90 days after the date upon which you submitted your application.

Member Benefits:

  • Ability to participate in our 4 annual beer festivals (additional table fees apply)
  • 1 discounted registration for our annual Winter Conference & Trade Show ($200 value), plus discounted registration for additional attendees
  • Inclusion in our annual Great Beer State magazine 
  • Listing & link on our website and digital brewery map
  • Free refrigerated shipping for GABF and WBC competition samples
  • Free membership with the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM)
  • Member piece to hang in your taproom (tin tacker)
  • 1 vote at our Annual Membership Meeting
  • Discounts from several Allied Trade member businesses
  • Support of the industry through MBG efforts in Lansing


1) A brewery license issued by the state of Michigan
2) Taxable removals*
3) Annual dues - Based on production, starting at $275. Your first year's dues are prorated based on when you become a member. 

*You have produced beer on which you have paid, or plan to pay, excise taxes

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