A2: Beer

Want to know who to thank for getting July declared as Michigan Craft Beer Month? That would be state Rep. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, the primary sponsor of House Resolution 117. The resolution states, in part: “Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body designate July 2009 as Michigan Craft Beer Month as a celebration of the contributions that Michigan craft brewers have made to the state’s communities, economy, and history; and be it further Resolved, That we commend Michigan craft brewers for providing jobs, improving the balance of trade, supporting Michigan agriculture, and educating residents about the history and culture of beer while promoting the responsible consumption of beer as a beverage of moderation.” [Source]