In Florida, you can buy beer that comes in cans. You can buy beer that comes in bottles.
You can even buy beer that comes in kegs, in cases, in six-packs and in fancy bottles with cork-stoppers. You can beer that is poured from a tap at a bar.
But if you want to buy beer 64-ounce in a reusable container known by beer connoisseurs as a “growler,” you would be breaking the state law.
However, if you have a 32-ounce beer jug or a larger growler — perhaps you need a gallon of beer — you’re in the clear.
Yes, it makes no sense. And that’s why Florida’s odd and illogical ban on 64-ounce containers of beer is getting challenged in court by the Pacific Legal Foundation, a libertarian law firm that just loves taking on the nanny state.
“What’s the health or safety rationale for telling consumers that a half-gallon jug is off-limits, but two quarter-gallon jugs are fine? Clearly, the ban isn’t to help the public,” said Mark Miller, an attorney for PLF.