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SB 1714 - Amends Brewery Regulations - Florida Key Vote

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Title: Amends Brewery Regulations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends laws for certain breweries, effective July 1, 2014.

Highlights:

  • Authorizes a malt beverage manufacturer licensed as a vendor to sell up to 2,000 kegs per year of an alcoholic beverage for on-premise or off-premise consumption (Sec. 1).  
  • Specifies that any malt beverage sold for on-premise consumption of more than 2,000 kegs per year be obtained through a distributor (Sec. 1). 
  • Specifies that any malt beverage sold for off-premise consumption of more than 2,000 kegs per year shall not exceed 20 percent of the total amount of malt beverage brewed on the manufacturer’s licensed premises (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes manufacturers licensed as a vendor to fill and refill “growlers” for off-premises consumption (Sec. 5).
  • Defines “growler” as a refillable container that is made of glass, ceramic, metal or similar leak-proof material and is designed to contain a carbonated malt beverage in a capacity of 32 ounces, 64 ounces, or 128 ounces (Sec. 5).
  • Limits sales for off-premises consumption to 1 keg per consumer per day (Sec. 1).

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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