About 7 years ago, Porter and I considered moving to FL to start our own brewery, deep roots here in L.A. and the realization that the L.A. craft beer market was on the verge of a renaissance convinced us to stay put. One additional issue kept us here and OUT of FL. The antiquated three-tier system and looming control of a gigantic behemoth called Macro Distributors. It was a mountain we felt we could never climb.
We’ve watched the craft beer industry grow and develop in FL with great pride (this is Laurie’s home state) but the recent developments in policy and legislation is extremely sad.
Sending our best to our brothers in the Sunshine State. The big guys are playing dirty…consider this evidence that Florida’s craft brewers and breweries are doing something RIGHT…however this doesn’t change anything until it does.