Tallahassee, Florida -- A bill that would would have set new regulations for Florida's craft beer industry fell flat in the legislative session Friday.
The Senate passed the bill this week with a 30-10 vote, but it was never voted on by the House before lawmakers concluded their 2014 session.
The whole fight started with a bill that would have allowed craft beers to be sold in half-gallon containers. Senate Bill 1714 basically would have forced craft brewers, selling more than 2,000 kegs, to use a distributor -- then, buy back the beer at marked up prices driving up costs.
Lawmakers were busy Friday, though, passing the controversial "Charlotte's Web" bill legalizing a low strain of marijuana for medical use, passing a measure extending in-state tuition to certain undocumented students at state universities and approving a record $77 billion budget.