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Jeff Houck: Growler ban was full of gas

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In the beer world, a growler is a vessel used for transporting freshly brewed beer. The legend goes that the name came from the sound of carbon dioxide escaping from beneath the lid of the metal pails used in the 1930s to transport beer. These days, growlers have evolved into glass jugs. The escaping gas? It’s more political in nature. For three years, Florida’s craft beer proponents fought to get the Legislature to change state law to allow craft breweries…

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Brian Willis starts early in his quest for a Hillsborough County Commission seat

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There have been too many election cycles where Hillsborough Democrats appeared to be missing in action, with the party frantic to recruit candidates to at least provide a semblance of a challenge to a Republican. But 2016 doesn’t appear to be one of those years. The fact is that in the Obama-era at least, Democrats come out in big numbers in presidential election years, and with the party base seemingly in love with Hillary Clinton’s chances this early out, Hillsborough…

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