Category Archives: Breweries

Marijuana Beer: Still Not Legal in Florida

Creative Commons License. Carlos Garcia.

For several months, we’ve been hearing about the introduction of marijuana-infused beer. Most of these products feature non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD), but beer brewed with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)–the compound that gives marijuana its best-known quality–will so reach the market.

So, is marijuana-infused beer legal in Florida? In June 2018, the answer is no.

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The Compliant Florida Beer Festival

By Hans Splinter. Creative Commons.

Craft beer festivals are tremendously popular in Florida. The multiplication of beer festivals throughout the state has caused the state’s principal regulator of alcoholic beverages–the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (the ABT)–to take a closer look at how beer festivals are operated. Like all activities involving alcohol beverages, Florida beer festivals are subject to a confusing web of state and local laws and ordinances.

The following tips are intended to help organizers of Florida paid-admission beer festivals understand how state and local laws and ordinance may impact their festivals.

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Are Age-Gates Required for Beverage Manufacturer Websites? Sort Of.

Visit the website of any US brewery, winery, or distillery, and you’re likely to be asked to confirm your age–either by entering your date of birth or confirming that you are over the age of 21. Age-gates, as they’re called, are not legally required. So, why are they so common?

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Perfect Pairing: 5 Myths About Florida Breweries and Restaurants

By Jackie Waters. Used with permission under Creative Commons license.

By Jackie Waters. Used with permission under Creative Commons license.

Nothing goes better with fresh brewed beer than a fresh cooked bratwurst–or pizza, or a burger, or a million other foods. So why don’t more Florida breweries have restaurants attached? For some breweries, it could be because of one of the several myths that persist about that perfect pairing: brewery and restaurant.

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You Can’t Tag This

Credit David Woo. Creative Common licensed.

Credit David Woo. Creative Common licensed.

Think before you post, tag, tweet, or instagram.

Florida beverage manufacturers want to maintain good relationships with the bars, tasting rooms, and restaurants that sell their products. As a manufacturer, it’s natural to want to support the vendors that support you. But when it comes to promoting vendors on social media, Florida beverage manufacturers must use caution.

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