Senators Hoist Bills On Beer Glasses, Distilleries

CBSMiami reports:

"Legislation that would allow distributors to give away free branded beer glasses and a measure that would lift a bottle limit on gin, vodka and other distilled liquors sold at Florida craft distilleries cleared a Senate committee on Monday.

The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee voted 6-1 for a bill (SB 1040) by Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, that would let beer distributors give away up to five cases of 24 branded glasses each year for each beer brand to bars, restaurants and other retailers....

In another 6-1 vote, the Commerce and Tourism Committee backed a measure (SB 166) by Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, that would expand the ability of Florida craft distilleries to sell vodka, rum and other distilled liquors.

It would allow unlimited sales of distilled liquor at the distilleries, as opposed to a two-bottle per brand, per person limit now imposed..."

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