March 27, 2015

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 4/30/2014

"I've had more telephone calls, correspondences, Facebook posts on this than anything else."

-- Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater

The Florida Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow microbreweries to sell their products in popular half-gallon "growler" containers in exchange for more restrictions on how much they can sell, new rules backed by major beer distributors.

SB 1714 wouldn't regulate any craft beer establishment selling fewer than 2,000 kegs a year. But microbreweries selling more than 2,000 kegs that exceed 20 percent of their sales in take-home consumption would have to sell their product to distributors, and then buy it back at marked up prices.

"It's a terrible bill because it prevents the little guy from growing," said Joey Redner, who founded Tampa's Cigar City Brewing. "We are putting caps on how big companies can get."

But the measure is expected to fall flat in the House, which killed a similar bill last month.

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times.

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Super Termites Found in South Florida
Super Termites Found in South Florida

Scientists in Florida have tracked the development of a new hybrid species of termite — one whose colonies grow twice as fast as the parent species.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Can you see yourself in a self-driving car?

  • Yes, would love one
  • Maybe
  • No way

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe