John and Bill from Athletic Brewing take the time out of their busy day to chat about NA beers and how the industry is starting to change. We discuss how Bill was looking to remove the alcohol from his life but still wanted to enjoy a flavorful craft beer with his food, and John discusses the intricacies of making NA beer and the very few ‘happy’ accidents that sadly have to be diluted and poured.

We discuss how Michigan is one of five states that considers NA beer as regular beer, and we announce that Athletic Brewing will be in Michigan starting July 1st.

Segment 2 we discuss the news including (as promised) a lot of upcoming bills in Michigan to update the liquor laws (this is not all of them but many who rely on each other to pass). We also go over the top ten breweries in Michigan by 2019 barrels and look into the future! All of that and more!

HB 5341 BREWPUBS (Wendzel) Updates provision related to brewpub license conditions.
HB 5342 MICRO BREWERS (Wendzel) Eliminates allowing certain micro brewers to deliver beer to retailers and clarifies electronic advertising procedures.
HB 5343 MICRO BREWERS (Wendzel) Increases self-distribution limit of micro brewers.
HB 5344 MICRO BREWERS (Wendzel) Eliminates allowing certain micro brewers to refund money to retailers for returned beer.
HB 5345 BREWERS (Wentworth) Modifies required intervals to pay beer tax and increases production threshold for a brewer to claim a credit or refund.
HB 5346 WINE TAX (Wentworth) Modifies required intervals to pay wine tax.
HB 5347 BEER FESTIVALS (Garza) Modifies beer festivals special license requirements.
HB 5348 LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION (Garza) Modifies certain provisions of salesperson license accreditation program.
HB 5349 OUTSTATE BEER (Hall) Provides certain exceptions fir successor manufacturer or successor outstate seller of beer not assigned a brand extension.
HB 5350 OUTSTATE WINE (Hall) Provides certain exceptions for successor manufacturer or successor outstate seller of wine not assigned a brand extension.
HB 5351 LIQUOR (Filler) Provides for definition of a successor to a supplier that continues in business.
HB 5352 LIQUOR (Filler) Revises procedure for manufacturer canceling agreement with wholesaler.
HB 5353 BEER GROWLERS (Cambensy) Eliminates requirement that beer sold in a growler have a registration number.
HB 5354 BREWPUBS (Cambensy) Eliminates certain labeling for a brewpub.
HB 5355 LIQUOR (Cambensy) Eliminates requirement for manufacturer or wholesaler to provide proof of valid label from United State Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau under certain circumstances.
HB 5400 MICRO BREWERS (Garza) Updates cross reference to section about micro brewers selling beer to retailers.

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By Ken

A craft beer fan since 19, used to look for your non-regular beers on frequent trips to downtown Windsor with friends, at 21 Ken basically took over an entire refrigerator with monthly visits to Merchants. With 5 years of podcasting prior, Ken decided to create the brand and show Better on Draft in the spring of 2015, and began creating his dream of a beer-centric website that wasn't too full of itself. He now runs the board and does a lot of the back office stuff while the show goes on, keeping everyone in line, and the beer flowing!

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