Michigan Craft Beverage Council

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council replaced the Grape and Wine Industry Council created by Executive Reorganization Order No. 2014-2. The Council will award grants for research into winemaking, hops, barley, beer and spirits; conduct market surveys and analysis; and offer other programs that encourage the agricultural elements related to Michigan’s craft beverage industries. The council’s activities are funded exclusively by non-retail, non-wholesale liquor license fees.
 
The Council is comprised of nine members appointed by the Governor. Members serve three-year terms.
 
Statutes
 
 
Contact
 
Karel Bush
Executive Director
Michigan Craft Beverage Council
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
P.O. Box 30017
Lansing, MI 48909-7517
Phone: (517) 284-5742
Fax: (517) 335-0628
Email: bushk9@michigan.gov 
Web: www.michiganwines.com
 
Members
 
Rosalind Mayberry, Grand Haven
Representing retail food establishments that hold a specifically designated merchant license and sell Michigan wines or beer
Term expires 9/30/2019
 
Dustin Stabile, Boyne Falls
Representing wine makers
Term expires 9/30/2019
 
Zachary Owen, Temperance
Representing distillers that manufacture more than 60,000 gallons of spirits per year
Term expires 9/30/2019
 
Jim Holton, Mount Pleasant
Representing restaurants that hold a Class C license and serve Michigan wines, beer or sprits
Term expires 9/30/2020
 
Scott Graham, Lansing
Representing micro brewers or brewpub license holders
Term expires 9/30/2020
 
Bradley Stevenson, Grand Rapids
Representing large brewers
Term expires 9/30/2020
 
Brian Lesperance, Fennville
Representing wine makers
Term expires 9/30/2021
 
Michael Beck, St. Johns
Representing wine makers that primarily manufacture cider
Term expires 9/30/2021
 
Richard Anderson, Thompsonville
Representing small distillers
Term expires 9/30/2021