Florida Independent Breweries Need Your Help!
In the interest of public health and safety, Florida distilleries have closed tasting rooms, suspended tours, and cancelled large events to limit exposure to COVID-19.
As a result, distillers have been forced to make difficult decisions, including, in some cases, shutting down production and laying off staff.
At the same time, Florida distillers are doing their part to help their communities by converting facilities to make hand sanitizer for first responders, health care workers, and the public.
However, these local businesses fear they may not be able to survive this crisis.
This would be an incredible loss to the Florida economy, as the distilled spirits industry supports more than 70,000 jobs in Florida and generates $6.3 billion in state GDP.
That’s why we need YOU to urge Governor Ron DeSantis and the state legislature to relax current laws and regulations that prevent Florida distillers selling directly to Florida consumers by phone, e-mail, and online platforms to facilitate home delivery. This would:
allow Florida distillers to bring in vital revenue for their businesses and retain staff during this incredibly uncertain time;
allow Florida consumers to buy their favorite spirits and support their favorite local distillers from the safety of their homes;
provide a revenue opportunity for the state of Florida.
Florida distillers need YOUR help. Take action TODAY!