April 18, 2014

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Florida's quote of the day

| 2/12/2014

"Florida's indigenous brewing industry is obviously in its infancy."

-- Joseph Redner, owner of the Tampa-based Cigar City Brewing

After a buzz-kill for beer-growler fans last year, a House committee Tuesday advanced legislation to end Florida's Prohibition-era ban on larger beer “growlers” and beer tastings.

The House Business and Professional Regulation Subcommittee OK’d a bill allowing brew pubs and other larger beer sellers and manufacturers fill up the larger, 64-ounce and 128-ounce beer growlers.

Florida law allows the sale of 32-ounce craft beer containers, or larger, non-reusable gallon jugs – but not in refillable growlers. Nationwide, the 64-ounce growler is a preferred size for selling craft brews and micro-brews, which have exploded in popularity in recent years.

Read more at the Orlando Sentinel.

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