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Florida Self Distribution Bill Introduced

S.B. 554 would allow breweries under 3,500 barrels annual production and without a franchise agreement with a distributor to sell and deliver kegs to vendors under certain conditions.

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Keg Deposit Bill Advances in Florida

Passed by both legislative chambers, H.B. 1079 seeks, among other provisions, to require the payment of keg deposits by retailers to wholesalers.

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Suit Challenging “Handmade” Claim Dismissed

A U.S. District Court in Tallahassee, Florida has ruled against consumers who brought suit against Maker’s Mark Distillery for using the term “handmade” in marketing its Maker’s Mark bourbon whiskey. Plaintiffs claimed they relied on …More

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Tasting Room Bill Fails to Advance in Florida

Failing to advance from committee, H.B. 107, among other provisions, would expressly allow taproom sales at the licensed premises to consumers for on-premises or off-premises consumption (including growlers which are specified to be containers of …More

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Florida Governor Signs Growler Bill

Signed into law by the Governor, Senate Bill 186 contains provisions authorizing the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco to issue a vendor’s license to a manufacturer of malt beverages for the sale of alcoholic …More

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