President's weekly report — May 1, 2015

May 01, 2015 | By ROB RIVETT

On the cusp of victory in Florida — In large part due to the publicity from our “growler” case, Crafted Keg v. Lawson, the Florida legislature has repealed the ban on “growlers,” the 64 ounce containers used for bringing craft beers home.  We expect the Governor to sign this in time for happy hour in … ...


Florida Legislature approves growler law fix

April 30, 2015 | By MARK MILLER

In the last two weeks, the Florida State Senate and House of Representatives both unanimously approved a bill to legalize the 64-ounce growler.  The Legislature made this move after years of failing to fix the law; that ongoing failure hurt the small businesses that make up the exploding craft beer industry. The Legislature finally took action a ...


President's weekly report — January 16, 2015

January 16, 2015 | By ROB RIVETT

The Raisins are Dancing Again — cert grant The Supreme Court granted cert in Horne v. United States, making this the second trip to the Court for the dancing raisins.  Under a depression-era statute, raisin growers must give a substantial portion of their raisins to the federal government or else.  The or else here was … ...


Court denies State’s motion to dismiss beer growler suit

January 15, 2015 | By MARK MILLER

We are happy to report that the Court has denied the State of Florida’s motion to dismiss Pacific Legal Foundation’s lawsuit seeking to throw out the State’s ban on beer growlers. You can read the Court’s well-considered and thoughtful ruling, which sets out the nature of the case quite well and why it would be … ...


President's weekly report — December 24th, 2014

December 24, 2014 | By ROB RIVETT

Economic Liberties — Raise a glass to liberty! We filed this opposition to Florida’s motion to dismiss our complaint in The Crafted Keg v. Ken Lawson.  As our blog explains, this is the case where Florida allows customers to fill their own containers with craft beers in 32 ounce quart containers, 128 ounce gallon containers, … ...


PLF asks court to deny Florida’s attempt to stop growler ban lawsuit

December 17, 2014 | By MARK MILLER

Earlier today, Pacific Legal Foundation filed its response in opposition to the State of Florida’s motion to dismiss PLF’s lawsuit challenging the State’s irrational law banning beer growlers. The growler, of course, is the industry-standard half-gallon containers of beer that craft beer enthusiasts prefer throughout the United S ...


Florida growls back at PLF

November 20, 2014 | By MARK MILLER

Yesterday, the State of Florida filed its response to Pacific Legal Foundation’s lawsuit on behalf of The Crafted Keg. In that suit, PLF seeks to overturn Florida’s irrational ban on 64-ounce beer growlers. Not surprisingly, the government has moved to dismiss the case, once again reflecting that governments rarely meet a PLF case th ...


Drink up! PLF challenges Florida’s ban on growlers

October 28, 2014 | By MARK MILLER

“Growlers” are jugs of beer that patrons buy at craft beer establishments and then bring home to drink, and later carry to other taverns, breweries or restaurants, for refills with various varieties of custom brewed beer. In the vast majority of America, a 64-ounce growler is the industry standard, and enthusiasts collect and re-fill t ...