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  • Senate bucks 'Vinny' and sheds 'shakedown' language from its beer growler bill

    Senate bucks 'Vinny' and sheds 'shakedown' language from its beer growler bill
    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...
  • Beer deal will allow more bottles for craft brewers

     Beer deal will allow more bottles for craft brewers
    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...
  • The Politics of Beer

    The Politics of Beer
    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...
  • Beer, bud and budgets: Florida Legislature taking most of its thorny issues into the final innings

    Beer, bud and budgets: Florida Legislature taking most of its thorny issues into the final innings
    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...
  • Divisive craft-beer bill passes through Florida Senate

    Divisive craft-beer bill passes through Florida Senate
    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...
  • Weatherford: Growler beer bill will be a heavy lift

    Weatherford: Growler beer bill will be a heavy lift
    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-...
  • Ride-sharing services get the green light, but will insurers follow?

     Ride-sharing services get the green light, but will insurers follow?
    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...
  • Connecticut's Craft Beer Culture Thriving With Tastings And Tours

    Connecticut's Craft Beer Culture Thriving With Tastings And Tours
    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...
  • Michigan cider houses take their place alongside wineries, breweries

    Michigan cider houses take their place alongside wineries, breweries
    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...
  • Twilight Market in Jarrettsville attracts 600 visitors

    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,...
  • Yuengling's improbable journey topic of new book

    Yuengling's improbable journey topic of new book
    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. The improbable...