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Prohibition of Cross-Tier Interests Becomes Law

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 543 prohibits, with limited exceptions, a brewer from holding a financial or ownership interest in either a wholesaler or retailer and a wholesaler from holding a financial or ownership …More

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Distribution Provisions Considered

Passing initial committee consideration, Senate Bill 686 clarify that contracts entered into or renewed by a manufacturer or importer and the wholesaler that is more than seven years in length shall be considered contrary to …More

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Direct Sales for Nanos Considered

House Bill 451 proposes to create a separate license for nano brewers of beer, to permit manufacturers of beer to ship their products directly to retailers, and to increase the maximum annual amount of beer …More

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Tasting Room Sales on Tap in Florida

Further amended during a second round of committee consideration in which franchise provisions were removed, H.B. 107, among other provisions, would expressly allow taproom sales at the licensed premises to consumers for on-premises or off-premises …More

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Retail Sales Expansion Considered

House Bill 301 permits a manufacturer to obtain a vendor’s license at six manufacturing premises; provides for the sale of malt beverages directly to consumers for on-premises and off-premises consumption with some limitations; specifies growlers …More

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Three Tier Exception Proposed

House Bill 606 provides that retail dealers may purchase up to 15 percent of their inventory of beer and wine directly from wineries and breweries without utilizing a wholesale dealer.

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