Michigan BYOB Law Goes Into Effect

Governor Snyder recently approved House Bill 5046 allowing bars and restaurants that already have liquor licenses to let consumers bring their own bottles of wine. The businesses could set their own corkage fees. The proposal is different from BYOB laws in other states that allow consumers to bring their own alcoholic beverages to establishments without liquor licenses.

The measure could help Michigan's wine industry by allowing consumers to bring local bottles, said Scott Ellis, executive director of the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association.