The effort to legalize 64-ounce beer growlers may have died in the Legislature, thanks to the efforts of the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association, but there's an effort afoot to bring it back to life.
A growler is a reusable bottle that is filled at the tap. It allows people to take draft beer home to drink.
Several breweries, beer bars and beer bloggers* have taken to Facebook, Twitter and old fashioned email to ask people to contact Rep. Debbie Mayfield, R-Vero Beach. Brendan Farrington of the Associated Press reported that Mayfield kept the measure from having a hearing at the House Business and Professional Regulation Subcommittee she chairs.
I have no idea if this effort will be successful, but I hope it is. If enough people voice their support, perhaps that will outweigh the efforts of the FBWA.