LANSING — State Rep. Pauline Wendzel’s self-distribution package passed with overwhelming support Thursday in the Michigan House of Representatives.

The main bill in the package, House Bill 5343, allows microbreweries to self-distribute up to 2,000 barrels of beer to a retailer or wholesaler on an annual basis. Any on-premises sales from a microbrewer’s taproom would not be included when calculating the 2,000 barrel limit.

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