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New Law Eases Alcohol Regulations For Florida Businesses

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caribjournal.com

A new law that goes into effect Wednesday, July 1st, will loosen state regulations on alcohol.

Under the new law, breweries can sell 64-ounce "growlers," while distillers can sell two bottles of each branded product, per person, per year. Prior to this, craft distillers could only sell two bottles to each customer per year.

Troy Roberts is head distiller at Siesta Key Rum. He said this is good news, not just for his business, but for the state as a whole.

"It helps in direct employment. We have had to hire people because of our tasting room because we can sell rum out of there," Roberts said. "It has increased our need and we have created jobs. Tourism, agriculture, jobs - it's a lot of good things."

64-ounce growlers will now join 32-ounce and 128-ounce as sizes permitted for fill-up.