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Mich. committee takes up craft brewery legislation

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -

Michigan lawmakers are considering legislation designed to allow the expansion of microbreweries and brew pubs in the state.

A House committee will meet Tuesday in Lansing to discuss bills that would loosen restrictions on the growing craft beer industry.

One bill would let microbreweries double their output to 60,000 barrels a year without having to worry about additional restrictions. Another bill would let smaller brew pubs own interests in three more brew pubs and produce up to 18,000 barrels a year instead of 5,000 barrels.

A third bill would let large breweries sell beer for on-premises consumption at up to two locations instead of one.

As of mid-June, Michigan had two active brewer licenses, 92 microbrewery licenses and 54 brewpub licenses.

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