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Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 26, 2018

The back and forth of ethics complaints between Republican state Sen. Dana Young and Democratic challenger Janet Cruz continues unabated. Young has personally filed a complaint against Cruz, alleging she spread false information in a television ad that claims Young was under investigation for supporting legislation that directly benefited her family business. “This statement is blatantly […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 11, 2018

A Tampa lawyer filed a complaint with the Florida Commission on Ethics against Florida State Sen. Dana Young alleging she violated state law and Senate rules by supporting legislation that benefits her financially. Milton Toro Marquez, a lawyer with Acevedo Law Firm in Tampa, alleges Young’s support for three bills deregulating the craft beer industry directly […]

Danny McAuliffeMay 16, 2018

Industry leaders are keenly aware that as craft beer popularizes, related businesses should be mindful of diversity. Women in beer were celebrated on Tuesday in the capital city at Hearth & Soul, a fitting location as its founder and owner Susie Busch–Transou is the daughter of August Anheuser Busch III, who led Anheuser-Busch Companies for quite some time during the 20th century […]

Danny McAuliffeMarch 15, 2018

The beer business is evolving, and those involved in it would like to see very little change in laws guiding the industry. Thirty different local and national breweries showcased their suds at a trade show on Wednesday hosted by Tri-Eagle Sales, a leading beverage wholesaler in North and North-Central Florida. Tri-Eagle President Ken Daley in an interview […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 18, 2017

Tuesday afternoon, the Florida Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government was the latest successful stop for Sen. Dana Young‘s craft beer bill, bringing small-batch brewers one step closer to self-distribution. SB 554 allows craft breweries producing under 7,000 kegs a year to distribute kegs (not bottles or cans) to other Florida craft breweries. That applies as long as […]

Jim RosicaApril 3, 2017

Let freedom pour: Bills aimed at changing beer and booze regulations in Florida have cleared their latest review panel. The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee OK’d measures that would allow beer distributors to give free branded beer glasses to bars and restaurants, authorize beer companies to advertise in theme parks and let craft distillers sell more […]


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