Beer sales to be scrutinized at medieval fair

The crowd at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire makes it's way between the booths on Saturday, Jan, 29, 2011. The faire features food and craft food booths.

Matt Stamey/Staff photographer
Published: Friday, January 27, 2012 at 2:50 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 27, 2012 at 2:50 p.m.

Ye olde beer sellers at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire had best be careful -- the Sheriff of Nottingham will be on the lookout for underage drinkers and a lack of licensing.

OK, not the Sheriff of Nottingham, but the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation's Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco. The agency will partner with area law enforcement agencies at various local events across the state this week including the fair.

The division is charged with keeping alcohol and tobacco out of the hands of underage people; ensuring that licensed establishments are in compliance with the laws and rules regulating the industry in Florida; and collecting taxes and fees related to these industries.

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