With the upcoming summer travel season upon us, the Michigan Craft Distillers Association has set a membership deadline of March 1 in order to produce a full-color brochure / map to be made available to welcome centers, chambers, visitor bureaus and other public outlets by Memorial Day.
The printed piece will include a map identifying all member craft distilleries and tasting rooms, as well as listing other members such as festivals/events, retail outlets, hotels, and suppliers who support Michigan's spirits industry.
For a membership application, please email Taste@PromoteMichigan.com.
Membership definitions and rates are as followed:
MEMBERSHIP RATES (2014-2015)
The only voting members are Craft Distillery Members, with one vote per member.
Craft Distillery Members ($250 annually)
A distilling organization or brand that produces a distilled product at a facility in Michigan. The Michigan distillery must hold Federal Distilled Spirits Plant (DSP) and Michigan Small Distillers Licenses. And at least 51% of the products produced are fermented and distilled on the licensed premises. Those with more than one tasting room location can add them to the website and printed materials for an additional $100 per location.
Merchant Distiller Members ($250 annually)
Holds Federal Distilled Spirits Plant (DSP) and Michigan Small Distillers Licenses and acts as an independent rectifier, blender or bottler on the licensed premises. Those with more than one tasting room location can add them to the website and printed materials for an additional $100 per location.
Distillery in Planning Members ($150 annually)
A craft distillery in the process of establishing Distilled Spirits Plant (DSP) and Michigan Small Distillers Licenses, which adheres to all of the requirements as outlined for a Regular Membership. Limited to two years.
Associate Members ($500 annually)
Any suppliers of goods and services to the distilling industry. These can range from financial, legal, and design services, to equipment manufacturers and raw material vendors, as well as wholesalers/distributors.
Media ($100 annually)
Bloggers, print and broadcast outlets, trade publications and freelance media.
Retail Members ($100 annually)
Bars, restaurants, retail stores, resorts and hotels that sell and/or support Michigan distilled spirits.
Non Profits: Community, Festival / Event, Trade Associations ($100 annually)
Including groups such as chambers of commerce, visitor bureaus, tourist associations, agricultural organizations, trade associations, educational institutions, communities and festivals/events focused on the craft spirit industry.