Controversial beer bill pits Florida theme parks against brewers and distributors

A controversial bill allowing beer ads in Florida theme parks passed its first Senate committee Wednesday despite pushback from some in the beer industry.

The Senate narrowly rejected a similar measure last year after weeks of back and forth negotiations between the players, but it is back on the table this year.

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Could A City-Run Liquor Store Be In Bethel’s Future? City Council Considers Ballot Proposition

At Tuesday's meeting, Bethel City Council will consider putting two alcohol propositions on the ballot for October’s municipal election. One would ask voters whether Bethel should revisit its earlier decision under the local option alcohol law and prohibit all alcohol sales, except from a city-run liquor store.

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Texas Court Affirms Constitutionality of Statute Prohibiting Brewers from Selling Distribution Rights to Their Products

Texas craft beer distributors received an early Christmas present in 2017. On December 15, 2017, the Texas Court of Appeals for the Third District, at Austin issued an opinion in Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission v. Live Oak Brewing Co., et al. (NO. 03-16-00786-CV) in which the court overturned a lower court’s determination that a statute prohibiting self-distributing brewers from selling the distribution rights to their products was unconstitutional under the Texas Constitution.