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Breaking Up is Hard to Do for Michigan Brewers

by Michelle Minton

If you thought leaving a spouse was tough, just be thankful that you’re not a brewery in need of a divorce from your dead-beat distributor. A recently released video from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy explains how the mandatory three-tier system for alcohol distribution has resulted in an acrimonious relationship between brewers and wholesalers and the deleterious effects it has had on the state’s market.

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This is an excerpt from the website OpenMarket.org, a project of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. For the full article, please click here.

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Video: The Michigan Liquor Control Commission and the Three-Tier System

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