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Tue July 29, 2014
Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Adrian Wyllie To Tour Breweries Statewide
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."
She says because the craft-beer industry is "something the state should be commending instead of hindering," the campaign thought a tour of the breweries would be a "great way to show support for a really flourishing industry and to show a difference between the candidates."
Earlier this year, legislation that could affect the craft-beer business was up for consideration in Tallahassee.
Wyllie's tour will consist of at least two campaign staffers traveling with the candidate to each of the 30 stops. At each stop, regional staff will join the event for meet-and-greets with the candidate.
Alexandre calls the craft brew tour "very informal."
"Voters will have all the access to him. They'll be able to go up, talk to him, shake his hand, tell him their concerns and ask him the hard questions," Alexandre explains. "He doesn't want to be detached from the people. He wants to be there with the people, have a beer with them."
Alexandre says the candidate likes drinking lagers.
Wyllie's Craft Brew Tour will be at the Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach on Aug. 2 from 5 to 6 p.m. and Big Bear Brewing in Coral Springs from 10 to 11 p.m.
He will be at the Seadog Tavern in Key West on Aug. 3 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Alexandre says the campaign tried to get locations in Miami, but "logistically it just didn't work between the times that they were open and available and the times that we could be there."
The campaign is looking to come back for more campaign events in Miami in September, she says.