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Again, craft beer aficionados , be careful what you ask for…

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On Sunday night, I posted a brief post speculating about the future of craft beer in Florida. The post surmised what might happen if the craft industry got everything some in the industry say they want.

I put forth a scenario in which sweeping changes to the law would inspire the mega brewers to buy up smaller ones and open up their own “brew pubs” or “tasting rooms” – or whatever the new law would allow.

Cue the Rod Serling music.

On Tuesday, Brewbound (a pro-craft beer publication) published this article.

It tells how Boston Beer (the mega-brewer of over 2.5 million barrels a year, mostly under the Sam Adams label) is doing exactly that! It’s using its national buying power to buy up smaller brewers to create a sort of chain of outlets.

(The article, ironically, isn’t really about the three-tier system but how local building regulations have stymied their progress in, of all places, Miami.)

Every once in a while, I get one right.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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