News & Updates

Hearings for Beer Rule Exception Begin

After beer retailers and distributors challenged a legal exception that helps craft brewers open up tap rooms, two Florida senators put forward a measure doing away with the exception completely—in effect ensuring breweries can sell beer on-site.  But that original challenge hasn’t disappeared. What is a structure?  How do you determine whether or not it […]

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Alchemy & Science’s Two-Pronged Approach for Craft Growth

If you ask Alan Newman what it’s like to build a craft brewery in Miami, expect to hear a few expletives. Newman, the president of Alchemy & Science — a craft beer incubator and wholly-owned subsidiary of Boston Beer — has been trying to pry open the doors to Concrete Beach Brewery for nearly 18 […]

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A Little More Perspective…

Dear Mr. Halker, I read the blog you posted on your website and would like the opportunity to respond on behalf of the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association (FBWA) and myself. I appreciate your concerns and the concerns of so many small, local brewers throughout Florida.  To that end, please know that we are not your […]

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Florida Beer Wholesalers Association Announces Support for Separate “Growler” Bill

Tallahassee, December 8, 2014 — Today, the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association (FBWA) formally announced its support for a stand-alone “growler” bill – a measure that would allow the state to lift the restriction on 64-ounce growlers. The Association, long a supporter of lifting the restriction had, for years, tied its support to the larger discussion […]

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Raising a Glass to the 21st Amendment

Have you taken a walk down the beer aisle recently? It’s pretty incredible to see just how much choice the beer consumer has. From lagers to lambics, and porters to pilsners, it’s safe to say, there’s something for every beer consumer. For those of us who have been legal beer consumers for a couple of […]

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U.K. Vote Allows Pubs to Opt Out of Buying Owners’ Beer

LONDON—It looks like last call for a 400-year-old British rule requiring many pubs here to buy their beer from the large companies that own them. Shares in Britain’s largest pub companies fell sharply Wednesday after lawmakers voted the previous evening to allow “tenanted” pubs to buy their beer on the open market. The change would […]

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Florida Beer Wholesalers Association’s Response to the “Civil Rights” Lawsuit on the Prohibition of 64 Ounce “Growlers”.

Tallahassee, October 29, 2014 — Today the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association issued a statement in response to the “civil rights” lawsuit asking a Federal court to authorize 64 ounce “growlers”. Mitch Rubin of the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association stated that, “the Florida Legislature has the authority to regulate alcoholic beverages, including container sizes.” Rubin also […]

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Global Be(er) Responsible Day 09.19.14

Tallahassee, FL (Sept. 19, 2014) – Today, on Global Be(er) Responsible Day, employees of Tri-Eagle Sales, the local Budweiser distributor, are wearing red to share Budweiser’s message in every bottle: Designate a driver and enjoy the great times. More than 2,000 Anheuser-Busch employees across the United States are joining local wholesalers to encourage the use […]

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Craft Beer a Growing Market: Tri-Eagle Sales Further Expands Their Craft Line

Tallahassee, FL (2014) – Craft beer, like its name suggests, is the art form of blending barley, malt, hops, and spices to create a unique and individualized flavor. This tradition has a rich history with different regions of the country developing their own style and taste. The growing awareness of these offerings has led to […]

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