ABT | Read Time: 3 minutes

Beer Test Marketing Campaigns

The world of beer is a dynamic and ever-changing one. Breweries and beer importers are always looking for new ways to introduce their products to the Florida market. However, the beer industry has its challenges, especially when it comes to distribution. In this blog post, we’ll explore the Florida Beer Franchise Law, specifically focusing on the concept of test...

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Federal Regulation | Read Time: 2 minutes

The Return of Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages: A Look at the Law

The inclusion of caffeine into alcoholic beverages has been an idea played with on and off over the years. A decade ago, caffeinated alcohol made a big splash on in the market. Malt beverage products like Four Loko, Joos, Max, and Moonshot saw rapid growth until 2010. In August 2023, reports began to circulate that Dunkin’ plans to launch...

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The Florida Breweries Report | Read Time: 2 minutes

THE FLORIDA BREWERIES REPORT – AUGUST 2023

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS The Data: The Florida Breweries Report reflects data published by the Florida ABT, which is available online here, as of the date of publication. The ABT monthly publishes the taxpaid sales for each brewery and distributor. Unfortunately, the ABT does not publish breweries’ sales to distributors. This means that the Florida Breweries Report reflects only breweries’ taxpaid sales, which...

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ABT | Read Time: 4 minutes

US Appeals Court: Florida Cannot Stop Direct-to-Consumer Shipments by Out-of-State Wine Retailers

The United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit recently ruled that the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (ABT) waited too long–by 16 years–to try to change a district court ruling that allows out-of-state wine retailers to sell and deliver wine directly to Florida consumers. See Bainbridge vs Director of the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages...

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ABT | Read Time: 3 minutes

Lien on Florida Quota License: How it Works

Florida has its own unique rules and regulations when it comes to selling alcoholic beverages. One of the most intriguing aspects of Florida’s alcohol industry is the concept of quota licenses. In this post, we’ll explore the valuable property rights associated with these licenses and what happens when creditors get involved. Three Categories of Florida Alcoholic Beverage Vendor Licenses...

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The Florida Breweries Report | Read Time: 2 minutes

THE FLORIDA BREWERIES REPORT – JULY 2023

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS The Data: The Florida Breweries Report reflects data published by the Florida ABT, which is available online here, as of the date of publication. The ABT monthly publishes the taxpaid sales for each brewery and distributor. Unfortunately, the ABT does not publish breweries’ sales to distributors. This means that the Florida Breweries Report reflects only breweries’ taxpaid sales, which...

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Breweries | Read Time: < 1 minute

Alcoholic Beverage Industry Participates and their Roles

There are a number of different ways for businesses to participate in the alcoholic beverage industry. To get the right federal and state alcoholic beverage licenses and permits, you first have to identify what role or roles your business will play. Alcoholic Beverage Industry Participation Profiles provides a table of common activities in the alcoholic beverage industry and identifies...

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Beverage Legislation | Read Time: 3 minutes

The Role of Local Government in Alcohol Regulation

When it comes to alcoholic beverage regulation, most of the spotlight falls on federal and state laws. These regulations are essential in ensuring the safe and responsible production, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages. However, there’s a significant mistake that often goes unnoticed – the lack of attention given to local government ordinances and rules. In this post, we’ll...

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The Florida Breweries Report | Read Time: 2 minutes

THE FLORIDA BREWERIES REPORT – JUNE 2023

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS The Data: The Florida Breweries Report reflects data published by the Florida ABT, which is available online here, as of the date of publication. The ABT monthly publishes the taxpaid sales for each brewery and distributor. Unfortunately, the ABT does not publish breweries’ sales to distributors. This means that the Florida Breweries Report reflects only breweries’ taxpaid sales, which...

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Breweries | Read Time: 2 minutes

Alcohol Transfers-in-Bond: What You Need to Know

In the world of alcoholic beverages, a fascinating process called “bulk transfer” takes place. This is when one manufacturer, known as the “shipper” or “consignor,” sends a large quantity of wine or distilled spirits to another manufacturer, referred to as the “receiving plant” or “consignee.” This type of transfer, often known as a “transfer in bond” (TIB), is quite...

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