Michigan requires brewers, micro brewers, wine makers, small wine makers, manufacturers of mixed spirit drinks, outstate sellers of beer, wine, and mixed spirits to apply for a license and a surety bond. Applicants can apply for a license through the Michigan Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs, Liquor Control Commission.
A wine maker is defined as a winery in Michigan that manufactures and/or sells at wholesale or retail wine products. A small wine maker is a winery that manufactures less than 50,000 gallons of wine a year.
A brewery is defined as facility that manufactures and/or sells as a wholesaler and/or offers on-site consumption (limited to two facilities). A micro brewer manufactures less than 60,000 barrels per year and sells as a wholesaler and/or offers on-site consumption (must produce a minimum of 30,000 barrels or more per year and not in more than three facilities.)
A seller of mixed spirit drinks is defined as a manufacturer or wholesaler that resells to Michigan retailers. A mixed spirit drink is described as having less than 10% alcohol and having one or more of the following: water, fruit juice, carbon dioxide, sugar, preservatives and/or fruit additives.
A Outstate seller is a supplier that ships beer, wine and mixed spirit drinks into Michigan to wholesalers.
The premium that you pay for a Michigan Non-Retail Seller of Alcohol surety bond will depend on credit and the bond amount required. Rates for bond amounts under $10,000 start at $100 with good credit. Contact our Surety Bond Specialists for a free quote that fits your specific situation.
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