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A national organization dedicated to local beer brewing has selected Jacksonville as the location of it's next annual convention.

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Adrian Wyllie on Tuesday announced a month-long, 30-city campaign tour of some of Florida's local breweries.

Wyllie for Governor campaign manager Danielle Alexandre says they chose to tour breweries because "the craft-beer industry had come under fire with legislators in Tallahassee."

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Things got interesting this week in the Jacksonville mayor’s race.

Miami's beer makers have officially unionized. Sort of. The owners of two Miami-Dade County breweries rallied their brewer colleagues to form the Miami Brewers Alliance, a sort of advocacy and education group for local craft-beer businesses.

Florida’s craft beer brewers have been pushing for years to remove a law keeping them from selling containers of a certain size. But a Senate bill that does away with that restriction also adds a different rule brewers say would hurt their booming business.

Following a national trend, the number of craft breweries in Tallahassee is expected to double in the near future. In a warehouse six blocks from the Florida Capitol, Gabe Grass is about to open the third microbrewery within a mile radius.

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Jacksonville brewers are weighing in on a slate of bills being considered by state lawmakers, including a proposal that would require them buy their own beer back from distributors before offering it to customers.

If you think craft beer is seemingly everywhere these days, there's good reason. From bars and restaurants to supermarket aisles, the selection of locally made, often quirkily named brews has grown at an exponential rate.

There's art, theater, and beer in the works this weekend on the First Coast.

Food blog Eater looked at restaurants that opened in Jacksonville in 2013 and picked nine they say you should be eating at "right now."

The Bostwick Building, "A Death in St. Augustine," and craft beer lobbyists are in the headlines today.

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