Permit for Farm Brewers Bill

Connecticut House Passes Manufacturer Permit for Farm Brewers Bill

Connecticut’s House of Representatives passed a bill that aims to create a manufacturer permit for a farm brewery (H.B. 5928). The permit would cost each permittee $300, subsequently allowing the permitted to manufacture, store, bottle, distribute, and sell up to 50,000 gallons of beer that is brewed on a farm annually. Also, permittees can officially advertise their product as “Connecticut Craft Beer.” In response, Brett Broesder, co-founder and vice president of Campaign for Tomorrow’s Jobs made the following statement: “The craft brewery industry is growing in Connecticut and nationwide. Right here at home, craft breweries have a more than $500 million economic impact every year, and that number is growing as nearly 40 new job creating craft breweries are currently…

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