Michigan Craft Beverage Council
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.
For more information about the Michigan Craft Beverage Council, visit MichiganCraftBeverage.com.
Sign up for the Michigan Craft Beverage Council industry newsletter to receive timely resources, research updates, and other news for producers, growers, crafters, and related supply chain businesses. Please note that when you enter the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development subscription page, you will scroll all the way to the bottom of the list to find Michigan Craft Beverage Industry News. Thank you for your interest! Please direct questions to Jenelle at MDARD-CraftBev@Michigan.gov.
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Director, Michigan Craft Beverage Council
Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
- 2021 Michigan Craft Beverage Council Meeting Dates
Date Time Meeting Location April 14, 2021 1 p.m.
Microsoft Teams - virtual meeting
July 14, 2021 1 p.m.
Fenn Valley Vineyards - 6130 122nd Ave, Fennville, MI 49408
September 29, 2021 1 p.m. TBD