Grand Rapids Brewer Praises Peters’ Efforts in Helping His Small Business Cut Red Tape in Latest Installment of ‘On the Job for Michigan’

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today released the latest installment of “On the Job for Michigan,” a series highlighting his office’s work supporting Michiganders across the state.

Chris Andrus is the co-owner and co-founder of the Mitten Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids. Mitten Brewing Co. discovered that a brewery in Northport Michigan was going out of business. They saw this as an opportunity to expand their brewery as well as protect the jobs of those employees. In order to do so, Mitten Brewing Co. needed to obtain their licensing quickly from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to open in time for the summer season.

Chris reached out to Senator Peters’ office for help. The office helped cut red tape for Mitten Brewing Co. by contacting the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau regarding the brewery’s licensing application. Chris soon thereafter received approval for the necessary license. The Northport location was able to open in time and is now a thriving part of the Northern Michigan community.


Click here to watch Mitten Brewing’s co-founder and co-owner Chris Andrus share his story.

Peters encourages Michiganders in need of assistance with a federal agency to contact his Detroit office at (844) 506-7420 (toll-free). For more information about the services provided by Senator Peters’ office — including how to seek help with federal casework, please visit his website: https://www.peters.senate.gov/services/help-with-a-federal-agency.