Breweries | Read Time: 4 minutes

COVID-19 is a Force Majeure Event – What Does That Mean?

Force Majeure: It’s Out of Control “Force majeure” is one of those legal terms that might be hard to explain (and spell), but you know it when you see it. The term literally means “superior force,” but it has come to mean any extraordinary event that is beyond the control of contracting parties. Force majeure events might include acts...

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Florida DBPR’s FAQ for Executive Order 20-68

Florida Division of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR) has provided the following FAQ related to Restaurants, Bars and Nightclubs for compliance with Governor DeSantis’ emergency order in response to Covid-19. Good news for breweries and wineries–and those that support them: carry-out orders are permitted. This applies to packaged products, including growlers and crowlers.

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Distillery | Read Time: 4 minutes

It’s Tough to be a Florida Distillery

The laws concerning craft distilleries was updated in 2021. As a result, this blog post no longer reflects current Florida law. For the latest, see: 2021 FLORIDA CRAFT DISTILLERIES LAW: GENERAL OVERVIEW. Federal and Florida laws make it hard for all alcoholic beverage manufacturers to operate and thrive. But the regulatory landscape is particularly hard for Florida distilleries. Here are...

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Stay Current on Taxes and Filings

Manufacturing beer, wine, and distilled spirits involves a surprising amount of paperwork. From monthly production reports to fictitious name renewals every 5 years, there’s a lot of deadlines to keep track of. We’ve created an information sheet to help. Filing Deadlines for Florida Beverage Manufacturers is a simple chart of the deadlines of the most common production reports, tax...

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Beverage Legislation | Read Time: 3 minutes

Florida Distilleries Cannot Sell All of Their Products in the Gift Shop (Yet)

The laws concerning craft distilleries was updated in 2021. As a result, this blog post no longer reflects current Florida law. For the latest, see: 2021 FLORIDA CRAFT DISTILLERIES LAW: GENERAL OVERVIEW. Florida craft distilleries are allowed to sell their own distilled products in their gift shops. However, this does not include the products a craft distillery makes by...

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