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Are Age Gates Required for Beverage Manufacturer Websites?

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. These are known as age gates. Are age gates required? Age gates are not legally required. However, website age-gates are required for manufacturers...

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You Can’t Tag This

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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TTB Delays & How to Minimize Them

Waiting for the TTB’s approval for a new beverage manufacturer has always been frustrating. Unfortunately, that wait could get a lot longer, especially for new breweries. TTB permit processing times According to the TTB’s posted information, the average number of days for approval of a new brewery jumped from 115 days in July 2015 to 132 days in August...

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Label Laws for Florida Beverages

Labels on alcoholic beverage containers must comply with both U.S. and Florida laws and regulations. The reason these laws exist is to ensure container labels accurately represent the beverage inside. Beverage manufacturers must include specific information on the product labels. Florida manufacturers must also comply with the Florida Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco’s (ABT) label registration process and, in some...

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You’re Invited to Florida Craft’s Kickoff Event

I am personally inviting you to Florida Craft’s Kickoff Event, Wednesday, October 15, from 5 pm to 8 pm at Redlight Redlight in Orlando. As many of you know, the Brewers’ Law team has for the last year been deeply focused on helping Florida beverage manufacturers—brewers, winemakers, and distillers—with the legal and regulatory steps for launching and operating their...

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The Florida Wineries Report – June 2014

Introducing the all-new Florida Wineries Report–monthly rankings and data tracking the growth of Florida’s winemaking industry. Notes About this Edition of The Florida Wineries Report All beverage manufacturers holding a AMW (manufacturer or bottler of wine) or a BMCW (manufacturer of wines and cordials) are included in The Florida Wineries Report. This includes cideries, meaderies, vineyards, make-it-yourself wine shops,...

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