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'Beer wars' come to Tallahassee as craft brewers fight bill

BY JAMES L. ROSICA
Tribune/Scripps Capital Bureau

Published:   |   Updated: April 22, 2014 at 10:02 AM

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SB 1714 would change the law governing the sale of beer in Florida.

The bill's opponents include craft brewers, who say its additional regulations will cost them money and prevent growth.

The bill's defenders, including Anheuser-Busch distributors, say it preserves and protects the state's three-tier system of regulating alcoholic beverages.

The bill cleared its final committee Monday, making it eligible to be heard on the Senate floor.

To find and contact your own senator or representative, visit www.leg.state.fl.us. You'll also find helpful tips at the Information Center there.

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