TALLAHASSEE (AP) — After a two-year political and public relations battle, the war over the half-gallon, refillable jug of craft beer known as a growler may finally be coming to an end.READ MORE: ‘Fascinating. Loud. Exciting.’: Fort Lauderdale Air Show Blows Away Saturday Crowd Happy To Be Out Again
A bill that’s expected to pass in the Florida Legislature would legalize the 64-ounce growler that’s now allowed in every other state.
In the past, beer distributors have sought to tack on regulations that craft brewers say would stifle their growth.READ MORE: Supporters Gather At Torch Of Friendship For ‘Raise Your Voice For Colombia’ Rally
The distributors say such regulations are necessary to prevent large breweries from monopolizing the market, but they could have also forced craft breweries to sell their product to distributors before consumers could buy them at breweries.
Legislators credit grass-roots pressure from craft beer lovers for turning the tide on the legislation.MORE NEWS: Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson: Fontainebleau Resort Will Not Get Casino License This Year
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