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Governor Rick Scott Signs Bill to Allow Beer Growlers in the State

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Posted at 6:06 PM, May 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-28 14:12:21-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida breweries will be able to soon sell beer in the popular 64-ounce size known as a "growler."

Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday signed into a law a measure authorizing them on July 1. It ends the "growler war" over craft beer that has been swirling in the state for several years.

Scott called the state's existing ban on growlers a "burdensome regulation."

Current law allows 32- and 128-ounce growlers, but not the size in the middle, which brewers and craft beer fans say is the best size to buy the increasingly popular brews.

The legislation could end a long war between craft brewers and big beverage distributors over regulation of beer sales, in which the growler became a pawn.