News & Updates

Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce and Gadsden County Men of Action Partnered with Tri-Eagle Sales for the Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Midway, FL (December 2015) — The Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce and locally owned and operated Tri-Eagle Sales, an Anheuser-Busch distributor, are pleased to announce the collection of 807 toys for the annual Holiday Toy Drive through the Gadsden County Men of Action. Chamber members, employees of Tri-Eagles Sales, other local businesses, and caring members of the community […]

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Three Cheers for Three-Tier and Your Craft Beer Distributor

I’d like to present a handful of scenarios to you: It’s 5:00 P.M. on a Friday (finally), and like many Americans, your work week is ending. You’re ready for two things: the weekend, and some good damn beer – because let’s be honest, the weekend isn’t the weekend without the good damn beer. Lucky you, […]

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Bottoms Up! Study Finds Florida Beer Industry Taps in $14 billion to State Economy

Florida is a thirsty state, and one of its favorite beverages is beer. For the Sunshine State, a fast-growing beer industry has developed into a strong economic engine, one that pumps billions into the state’s economy, with more than 125,000 jobs, says a new report unveiled Tuesday. Brewers, importers, distributors, suppliers and retailers contribute more […]

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At $14 Billion, Beer is Big Business for Florida

Florida loves a cold brew — a lot, according to a new study that says beer pumps $14 billion into the state’s economy every year. The beer industry accounts for more than $5 billion in wages and benefits for more than 125,000 jobs in the state, according to the study commissioned by the Beer Institute […]

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Booming Craft Beer Industry Catches USFSP Attention

Inside 3 Daughters Brewing warehouse near downtown St. Pete workers mix up a batch of one of their popular craft beers. In another room, an intern is examining and testing recipes. Breweries like 3 Daughters need more people doing this. That’s where the University of South Florida St. Petersburg comes in. “There are very few […]

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Florida Governor Signs Bill to Allow 64-Ounce Beer Growlers

TALLAHASSEE – The vexing battle over beer sizes in Florida is finally coming to end. Starting July 1, Florida breweries will finally be able to sell beer in the popular 64-ounce refillable size known as a “growler.” Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday signed into a law a measure that ends the “growler war” over craft […]

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Florida’s Largest American-Made Rooftop Solar System

Norcross, Georgia – Suniva Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, announced that it is powering the largest rooftop solar system in Florida. The energy generated from the array, designed and installed by Tampa-based Solar Energy Management (SEM) with ARCO/Murray Construction Co. as the general contractor, is slated to decrease […]

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After Three Years of Debate, Florida Legislature Passes Growler Bill

On Friday, the Florida House voted unanimously to legalize 64-ounce growlers, which, though a standard size in the industry, have long been illegal in this state. The Senate approved the legislation (SB 186) last week. The legislation, which is awaiting Gov. Rick Scott’s signature or veto, allows craft breweries to sell the half-gallon jugs of […]

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Saint Arnold Brewing Expanding Distribution to Miami Starting April 6th

Saint Arnold Brewing Co., the oldest craft brewery in Texas, today announced its long-awaited expansion to Miami. The decision comes nearly a year and a half after Saint Arnold first established a presence in the Florida panhandle and along the Florida Gulf Coast. “We wanted to take time to establish a solid footprint along the […]

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Again, Craft Beer Aficionados, Be Careful What You Ask For…

On Sunday night, I posted a brief post speculating about the future of craft beer in Florida. The post surmised what might happen if the craft industry got everything some in the industry say they want. I put forth a scenario in which sweeping changes to the law would inspire the mega brewers to buy up smaller ones and open up […]

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