Passing an initial House committee vote following passage by the Senate, Senate Bill 306 would allow the sampling of beer or wine at farmers’ markets if authorized by the town or city.
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Awaiting the Governor’s action, H.B. 2182 strikes the requirement that a beer and wine store be 5,000 square feet in area in order to be eligible for sampling privileges.
Dying in the Senate, House Bill 1188 sought to authorize brew pubs to manufacture alcoholic cider.
The state is now requiring Proposition 65 retailer signage warning of the potential harm from BPA (Bisphenyl-A), a compound used in the liners of many cans and the seal for the lids of bottle caps. …More
Passing the Assembly, A.B. 2172 would permit the removal and use of home brewed beer in connection with a club meeting held on the premises of an authorized licensee. The bill would also permit club …More
On the Governor’s desk for action, Senate Bill 197 would allow full-strength beer sales in grocery stores. Phased in over a twenty year period, grocery stores would be required to buy the licenses currently …More
Amended in the House and subsequently passed, House Bill 5580 requires the Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, to develop certain guidelines to create a “Connecticut-Grown beer” designation by January …More
House Bill 606 provides that retail dealers may purchase up to 15 percent of their inventory of beer and wine directly from wineries and breweries without utilizing a wholesale dealer.
Signed by the Governor, H.B. 649 brings breweries into alignment with wineries by allowing minors in tasting rooms.
Signed into law by the Governor, S.B. 326 increases the amount of beer that can be manufactured with a microbrewery license, allowing production between 100 and 60,000 barrels of domestic beer in a calendar year …More