Malt Beverage Issues Addressed in FL Legislation

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House Bill 1107 and companion S.B. 1348 seek to authorize manufacturers of malt beverages to transfer malt beverages to another manufacturer for brewing under certain conditions; specify conditions under which licensed craft breweries may conduct tastings and sell malt beverages; delete the definition of the term “keg”; revise a provision to limit the number of barrels, rather than kegs, of malt beverages certain vendors may brew annually; authorize contract brewers to transfer malt beverages to contracting brewers and to contract with other contracting brewers if certain conditions are met; provide requirements for contract brewing and alternating proprietorship brewing; and specify instances in which certain manufacturers, brewers, bottlers, distributors, and importers of malt beverages must register their names and brands or labels that will be sold to a distributor.

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