Production and Sales Changes Signed by CT Governor

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Signed into law by the Governor, Senate Bill 647, among many provisions, consolidates the manufacturer permits for beer, brew pub, beer and brew pub, and farm brewery into one permit, allows the permittee to wholesale distribute to other alcoholic liquor permittees, allows retail beer sales for on-premises consumption, with or without selling food, allows retail beer sales for off-premises consumption of up to six gallons per person per day, requires permittees to annually produce at least 5,000 gallons of beer before they can sell beer through a wholesaler, removes the requirement that a farm brewery permittee may only annually produce up to 75,000 gallons of beer and must, among other things, use a certain minimum percentage of materials grown or malted in the state for the beer to be advertised and sold as “Connecticut Craft Beer”, and allows the sale of beer for off-premises consumption between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday and 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and does not specify what hours the permittee may sell beer for on-premises consumption.

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