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Tied House Advertising Prohibition Relaxed in FL Bill

Passing through several committees, Senate Bill 822 exempts from the “tied house evil” prohibitions a written agreement between a manufacturer or importer of malt beverages and an alcoholic beverage vendor for brand naming rights, including the right to advertise cooperatively. …Read More

Glassware Giveaway Reemerges in FL

Senate Bill 1224 would allow a malt beverage distributor to give branded glassware to vendors licensed to sell malt beverages for on-premises consumption. Further, it prohibits a vendor from selling the branded glassware or returning it to a distributor for …Read More

Cooperative Advertising Considered in FL

Companions H.B. 775 and S.B. 822 seek a tied-house exemption allowing a manufacturer or importer of malt beverages and a vendor to enter into a written agreement for brand naming rights, including the right to advertise cooperatively under specified conditions. Read More

Cider Bill Proposed in Florida

Senate Bill 296 authorizes the packaging, filling, refilling, or sale of cider in growlers. Read More

FL Glassware Giveaway Legisltion Fails to Advance

Dying in committee, S.B. 1040 sought to create an exception to the alcoholic beverage tied-house evil prohibitions to permit a malt beverage distributor to give or sell malt beverage branded glassware to a vendor licensed to sell beer or malt …Read More

FL Limited Self-Distribution Bill Stalls

Dying after receiving committee approval, S.B. 554 sought to 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. The bill allows brew pubs …Read More

Florida Glassware Bill Stalls

Failing to advance, H.B. 853 sought to allow a manufacturer or importer of beer or malt beverages to give or sell branded glassware to vendors licensed to sell beer or malt beverages for on-premises consumption. Read More

FL Theme Park Sponsorship Bill Withdrawn

Failing to advance, Senate Bill 388 sought to allow beer manufacturers to participate in (sponsor) up to 25 events or promotions each year at theme parks that cover at least 25 acres and attract at least one million visitors a …Read More

Florida Glassware Bill Amended

Amended in committee, H.B. 853 would allow a manufacturer or importer of beer or malt beverages to give or sell branded glassware to vendors licensed to sell beer or malt beverages for on-premises consumption. Read More

FL Glassware Giveaway Legisltion Intro’d

S.B. 1040 creates an exception to the alcoholic beverage tied-house evil prohibitions to permit a malt beverage distributor to give or sell malt beverage branded glassware to a vendor licensed to sell beer or malt beverages for on-premises consumption. The …Read More

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Pete Johnson

State & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association. He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

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