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Dana Young and Chris Sprowls to go on ‘Growler Freedom Tour’ on Wednesday

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Beginning on Wednesday, craft beer enthusiasts will finally be able to purchase 64-ounce growlers at the establishment of their choice in Florida. It’s a big moment for the burgeoning craft beer industry in Florida and its allies in Tallahassee, who had seen their efforts to repeal the unique ban in recent years thwarted by the “Big Beer” establishment in Tallahassee. To celebrate the occasion, two Tampa Bay area state House Republicans who worked on overturning the ban, Tampa state Rep.…

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Craft? Micro? Increasingly, ‘nanobrews’ slake local thirst

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In a nondescript industrial park, beer geeks line up several times a week outside Bissell Brothers to get the latest batch of fresh beer — much like foodies seeking the freshest baguettes, pomegranates or kale. Jeremy Ritz didn’t get the beer he wanted on a recent day because it was sold out. So he decided to buy some rye ale instead. “To me it’s huge that I get talk to the guy who’s brewing my beer,” the middle school teacher…

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