Licensing | Read Time: 3 minutes

Alcohol Licensing for Florida Food Halls

Food halls have burst onto the scene in Florida, becoming a popular choice for both food enthusiasts and business owners. These vibrant spaces offer a wide array of culinary options and a lively atmosphere, making them a must-visit for anyone seeking a diverse dining experience. But did you know that behind the scenes, food halls face unique challenges when...

Continue Reading
The Florida Breweries Report | Read Time: 2 minutes

THE FLORIDA BREWERIES REPORT – MAY 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...

Continue Reading
Retail | Read Time: 3 minutes

Smoking and Vaping Regulations for Stand Alone Bars in Florida

When it comes to smoking and vaping, businesses need to be aware of the rules and communicate them clearly to their customers. Understanding the relevant laws and definitions in Florida is crucial for businesses to determine if smoking and vaping can be allowed on their premises. In this blog post, we will delve into the statutes and explore which...

Continue Reading
ABT | Read Time: 2 minutes

Florida Guidelines for Third-Party Marketing of Alcoholic Beverages

In Florida, the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (ABT) is concerned about violations of the Tied House Evil Law, which aims to prevent unfair practices in the alcoholic beverage industry. This law prohibits manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers from controlling local markets through payments to alcohol retailers and other unfair marketing techniques. The ABT has established guidelines for third-party...

Continue Reading
The Florida Breweries Report | Read Time: 2 minutes

THE FLORIDA BREWERIES REPORT – APRIL 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...

Continue Reading
Breweries | Read Time: 3 minutes

Navigating Food Licenses for Breweries, Brewpubs, Wineries, and Distilleries

If you’re thinking about starting a brewery, brewpub, winery, or distillery, it’s important to understand that these businesses require special licensing for both alcohol and food. While alcohol has its unique regulations, it is still considered a food product by the primary food regulatory agencies. In this blog post, we will explore the requirements for obtaining food licenses and...

Continue Reading
ABT | Read Time: 3 minutes

Post-Licensing Changes that require Update and Approval

When you finally receive the necessary licenses to operate your beverage business in Florida from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) and the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (ABT), it’s incredibly exciting and relieving. However, it’s important to remember that your relationship with these organizations is ongoing, and there may be circumstances in which...

Continue Reading
Imports | Read Time: 3 minutes

Important Things to Know About Taxes on Imported Spirits Bottled in the U.S.

Taxes are a vital part of importing spirits into the United States. In most cases, imported spirits need to pay taxes at US Customs. These taxes, known as federal excise taxes, are collected by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). Understanding how taxes work for imported spirits can help you better understand their costs and pricing....

Continue Reading
The Florida Breweries Report | Read Time: 2 minutes

THE FLORIDA BREWERIES REPORT – MARCH 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...

Continue Reading