The Florida Brewers Guild is the nonprofit trade association committed to preserving the rights and interests of all craft brewers throughout the state.

Florida Brewers Guild(website)

The main goals of this website and campaign are to educate Craft Beer Consumers, Retailers and Florida Legislators on the current laws concerning Craft Beer production and distribution in Florida. Most of these laws have been in effect for a very long time, way before the current boom in craft beer in our state.  As an organization, we want to facilitate changes that would update the current 3 Tier System of alcoholic beverage laws to better serve the consumers, retailers, distributors and beer manufacturers across the state.

The changes we're advocating for fall into these main areas of concern:

  1. SELF DISTRIBUTION

  2. FRANCHISE LAW REFORM

  3. BRAND REGISTRATION

  4. LICENSING FEE UPDATES

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE WHICH STATES HAVE ALREADY MODERNIZED

BEER LAWS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY.

OUR MISSION
 

SELF DISTRO SIGN.png
Barrel Stack

                STATES  THAT  ALREADY  HAVE  SELF- DISTRIBUTION 

(Courtesy craftbrewingbusiness.com)

  • Alaska (unlimited)

  • Arkansas (brewers producing up to 60,000 bbls annually)

  • Arizona (up to 3,000 bbl under 20,000 bbl production cap; unlimited to same-ownership outlets)

  • California (No restrictions on production size or on-premise [brewpubs])

  • Colorado (up to 300,000 gallons per calendar year.)

  • Connecticut

  • Hawaii

  • Idaho

  • Illinois (A craft brewer licensee, set at less than 465,000 gallons of beer annually, may self-distribute up to 232,500 gallons per year.)

  • Indiana (only brewers producing up to 30,000 bbls annually)

  • Iowa

  • Kentucky-*UPDATED '21( self distribute up to 2,500 barrels)

  • Maine

  • Massachusetts

  • Minnesota (only brewers producing up to 25,000 bbls annually)

  • Montana (a brewer producing up to 60,000 bbls of beer annually).

  • New Hampshire (brewers producing less than 15,000 bbls can sell up to 5,000 bbls. For brewpubs it is 2,500 bbls).

  • New Jersey (brewers producing up to 300,000 bbls annually)

  • New Mexico

  • New York (distributors permit allows for self distribution up to a capacity of 60,000 bbl. annually. For a brew pub the distribution limit is 3,000 bbl. per year.

  • North Carolina (a brewery producing less than 25,000 bbls)

  • Ohio

  • Oklahoma

  • Oregon (Brewery licensees can self distribute with no volume restriction. Brewpubs can self distribute if their production is less than 1,000 bbls.)

  • Pennsylvania

  • Rhode Island
    License to self-distribute: Yes

  • Tennessee

  • Texas (​If you hold a Brewer's Self-Distribution License (SD), you can sell your malt beverages direct to retailers.)

  • Utah (less than 60,000 bbls)

  • Virginia (a brewery can form a separate distribution company as a distinct legal entity)

  • Vermont

  • Washington (less than 60,000 bbls)

  • Wisconsin

  • West Virginia

  • Wyoming

You'll notice

FLORIDA IS NOT

ON THE LIST!

BA FLORIDA STATS.JPG

ALL OF THIS AND WE STILL DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONTROL OUR OWN BUSINESSES!

We're not advocating for the elimination of distributors as they play a necessary  role in the beer industry
.

However,

they shouldn't wield more control over the products/brands being produced by the breweries.