Michigan Attorney General Nixes Free Beer Offered With Haircut

The owner of Jude's Barbershops will continue offering haircuts and shaves to his customers but no more free beer.

The Michigan attorney general's office has ruled Thomas Martin's 11 shops in the Grand Rapids area may not hand out a brew with each cut.

The ruling says Martin needs a liquor license if he wants to continue giving away beer.

Martin tells The Grand Rapids Press for a story Tuesday he was just continuing an old-fashioned complimentary service for his customers that started years ago.

Police in Kent and Ottawa counties had told him that handing out free beer violated local and state laws.