| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:52 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- State lawmakers are backing off some controversial provisions of a beer bill likened to a mob-like shakedown of Florida's exploding craft brew industry.
The bill, SB 1714 sponsored by Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, has been pushed by...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:38 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The beer fight over control of the growing craft brew industry has reached a compromise that could allow craft brewers to sell 20 percent of their brew in bottles or cans from their breweries.
The Senate sponsor of a bill beer announced...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 6:05 AM
TALLAHASSEE – For his Blondes, Reds, or Brown Ales to make it to a pub near you, John Cheek has to pay a middle man to tap into Florida’s growing thirst for craft beer.
The founder of Orlando Brewing Co. pays a distributor to pick up his...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 7:49 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Good times or bad, the Florida Legislature has historically made a habit of slow-rolling its most cantankerous issues.
Although passing a budget is all they're constitutionally required to accomplish by May 2 -- and they had a $1.3...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:49 PM
A bill that craft-beer breweries view as an affront to their growing industry gained final approval in the Florida Senate Tuesday.
The brewers like the part of the bill that would allow them to fill 64-ounce “growler” jugs of beer for...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:35 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford said Tuesday that a beer-growler bill would be heavy lift in his chamber, likely signaling the end of the road for the embattled beer bill.
Because it didn't clear it's committees, House rules require a two-...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:31 PM
SACRAMENTO – California regulators recently gave a go-ahead for Lyft, Sidecar and other services to provide ride-sharing to smartphone users.
Now, it's up to the insurance industry to develop products to meet a requirement that drivers and...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:57 AM
It's never been a better time to be a beer lover in Connecticut. In the past few years, breweries, brew pubs and contract brewers have popped up all over the Nutmeg State, bringing a fresh approach to craft beer and giving aficionados several new...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:10 PM
America's first drink is enjoying a renaissance.
Hard cider originally was the most popular beverage in the country until it was eclipsed by brew from beer-loving immigrants and lost favor as the drink of choice. For years, hard cider was considered a...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Good weather, local farm products, live music, and children's activities attracted nearly 600 people to Jarrettsville's Twilight Market in Jarrett's Field on Oct. 5. A fundraiser for the Jarrettsville Lions Club and the Harford County Public Library,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:10 PM
In 1829, David Gottlieb Yuengling established a brewery on North Centre Street in Pottsville. Almost 185 years later, the small operation has blossomed into a billion-dollar company that continues to spread around the United States.