Tag: Mitch Rubin

Danny McAuliffeAugust 1, 2018

As summer nears an end and students across the state get ready to return back to school, the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association (FBWA) is reminding Floridians to be mindful of school zones and other traffic changes that come with each academic year. It’s the third year FBWA has sought to raise awareness of student safety […]

Jim RosicaApril 3, 2017

Free stuff is good, right? Surprisingly, not everyone agrees when it comes to beer glasses. Bills are moving in the Legislature to allow beer distributors to give away glasses from brewers imprinted with product names and logos to bars and restaurants. Now, they have to be sold. The House bill (HB 853) was first OK’d […]

Mitch PerryFebruary 2, 2017

Dana Young is introducing new legislation to give small craft breweries the ability to move product through other craft breweries. But the “Big Beer” industry in Tallahassee is already expressing concerns about SB 554, the Senate proposal filed Thursday by the Republican from Tampa. The bill allows craft breweries producing under 7,000 kegs a year, and does not […]

Mitch PerryFebruary 4, 2015

Attempts by the craft brewing industry to finally repeal the ban on 64-ounce beer growlers looked promising going into this year’s legislative session in Florida. But a provision added to what was considered a “clean” growler bill proved contentious at a hearing in the Senate Regulated Industries committee hearing on Wednesday afternoon in Tallahassee. In […]

Mitch PerryJanuary 12, 2015

The legislative war between the craft brewing industry and “Big Beer” over the past couple of years appeared to be fading out going into the 2015 legislative session. But it might be back on, now that the Florida Retail Federation and the Florida Independent Spirits Association have filed petitions to intervene in an administrative lawsuit against the […]


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