I was asked to help with a cocktail hour for a wedding a few weekends ago. It was both super crazy and tons of fun. 120 people drink a lot of booze and we killed a case of champagne alone in 30 minutes.
We also picked-up a keg. Since the event was in East Lansing, Michigan, I went to my old stand-by Big Ten Party Stores. The first flag was how much a keg costs. I graduated less than 10 years ago and the price went up at least 50%.
The bigger surprise was the new law. Enacted on November 1st, 2011, you have to provide personal information to rent a keg (a lot of info) and keep track of it like a hawk. This includes tracking tags (mine pictured above) which need to be affixed to the keg at all times should the police show up. Also, if you return the keg without the tag, they will not accept it. Removing the tag could be up to 93 days in jail and up to a $500 fine.
I don’t rent many kegs so I was unaware of this law. I also support preventing underaged drinking and reckless drinking. Is this law too much? Or is it a welcome step forward?
Article from Nov 2011 on MLive.com