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...

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Breweries | Read Time: 3 minutes

The Two Big Questions About Tips

In bars, taprooms, and tasting rooms, determining who can participate in a tip pool raises two important questions. These questions revolve around whether managers should share in the tip pool and how employees with dual job roles should be treated when it comes to tips. This article will delve into these questions and propose potential solutions to ensure fair...

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ABT | Read Time: 4 minutes

UPDATED: 6 Requirements for Florida Restaurant’s to Sell Beer, Wine & Liquor

Florida restaurants that want to sell beer, wine and liquor–whether at a restaurant bar or to seated customers–must have a 4COP-SFS (formerly known as 4COP-SRX) license issued by the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (ABT) pursuant to Florida Statutes Section 561.20(2)(a)4. Most recently, this law was updated by Florida Law 2023-65, effective July 1, 2023. To get...

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Beverage Legislation | Read Time: 2 minutes

FLORIDA BEVERAGE LEGISLATION: 2023 POST-SESSION REVIEW OF BEVERAGE BILLS

Florida Legislature Passed Two Bills Affecting the Beverage Laws The 2023 session of the Florida Legislature featured 3 pairs of companion bills proposing to change Florida’s alcoholic beverage laws. Two of the pairs passed both houses of the Florida Legislature and are now on their way for signature by the governor. The other pair of bills did not get...

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The Florida Breweries Report | Read Time: 2 minutes

THE FLORIDA BREWERIES REPORT – FEBRUARY 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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Florida Business Owners: You Need a Business Tax Receipt (Maybe Two)

Alcoholic beverage companies operating in Florida must apply for and maintain several federal, state and local government licenses and permits. One of the most common is the business tax receipt (BTR). Florida Counties and Cities Require BTRs for Nearly All Businesses The Florida Statutes generally authorizes counties and cities to levy a business tax for the privilege of engaging...

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Importing Alcohol to Florida for Personal Consumption

Traveling can be an exciting way to explore new places and cultures, but it’s important to know the rules and regulations when it comes to bringing alcohol back home. Whether you’re returning from a trip abroad or visiting another state within the US, there are both federal and state requirements that travelers need to follow to avoid any legal...

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THE FLORIDA BREWERIES REPORT – JANUARY 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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Beverage Legislation | Read Time: 2 minutes

FLORIDA BEVERAGE LEGISLATION: 2023 PRE-SESSION REVIEW OF BEVERAGE BILLS

The 2023 Session of the Florida Legislature will include consideration of a number of bills affecting breweries, wineries, distilleries, retailers and consumers. The 2023 regular session of the Florida Legislature kicks off Tuesday, March 7, 2023. This 2-month session will see the consideration of a number of bills that could affect the Florida beverage industry as soon as July....

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ABT | Read Time: 5 minutes

Florida’s Temporary Alcohol Licenses: FAQ

Applicants for a Florida alcoholic beverage license–whether a manufacturing, distribution, or retail vendor license–can get a Temporary Initial License. What is it? What is a Temporary Initial License? A Temporary Initial License allows alcoholic beverage companies to get an alcoholic beverage license more quickly. As soon as the Temporary Initial License is issued, the licenseholder can immediately begin the...

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