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Our M1 Beer Distribution Network is Working as One To:

  • Coordinate beer ordering.
  • Reduce drop points and costs by coordinating shipping and deliveries.
  • Balance inventory throughout the state and assist in returning kegs.
  • Establish relationships with key on and off premise chain contacts.
  • Facilitate training, coordinate statewide initiatives and meetings.
  • Share marketing materials and pull re-courses together to utilize specialty media throughout the state.
  • Identify target lists of accounts that pair with your unique brand story.
  • Use our deep rooted community ties to be a part of the local conversation, tying your brand in with events, festivals and major venues.
  • Maintain individuality of your brand and communicate your brand story.
  • Deliver on the philosophy of RIGHT BEER— RIGHT ACCOUNT.


A Few Facts About our M1 Network

  • The M1 Network employs over 1,200 people in the State of Michigan.
  • 177 people that are Cicerone Beer Server Certified with many more moving to the next level.
  • 44 people throughout the M1 network calling on Off Premise Chains.
  • 47 Reset Specialists are have gone through extensive Space Planning training.
  • 46 Draft Tech/Special Events coordinators tend to  major venues, festivals and fairs throughout the state in the M1 Network.

Elected Officers

Kit Wanty-Lambert:

Brendan Gary:

Jason Howard:

Joanie O'Sullivan Butler:

Board of Directors

Shawn Gary:

Paul Quasarano:

Gary Thompson:

Brian Ransom:

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