Tampa Brewery’s Mad At Old Law

craft_beer_2013TALLAHASSEE — Lawmakers on Wednesday began lightly treading into the battle between the Big Beer lobby and Florida’s craft beermakers.

The House Business and Professional Regulation subcommittee heard presentations from regulators and law enforcement as it considers how to help yet control the burgeoning craft beer industry.

“The idea is to remove some of the impediments they may have in growing their businesses and opening their businesses up,” said committee chair Debbie Mayfield, R-Vero Beach.

“But we need to hear from everybody — the distributors, the manufacturers, the retailers — to make sure that what we do doesn’t impact their business,” she added.



Source: TBO