Connecticut Beer

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Today in 1788, Connecticut became the 5th state.

Connecticut
State_Connecticut

Connecticut Breweries

Connecticut Brewery Guides

Guild: None known

State Agency: Connecticut Liquor Division

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  • Capital: Hartford
  • Largest Cities: Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford
  • Population: 3,405,565; 29th
  • Area: 5544 sq.mi., 48th
  • Nickname: The Constitution State
  • Statehood: 47th, January 8, 1788

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  • Alcohol Legalized: April 20, 1933
  • Number of Breweries: 18
  • Rank: 30th
  • Beer Production: 1,879,769
  • Production Rank: 33rd
  • Beer Per Capita: 75.3 Gallons

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Package Mix:

  • Bottles: 45.9%
  • Cans: 44.1%
  • Kegs: 10%

Beer Taxes:

  • Per Gallon: $0.20
  • Per Case: $0.45
  • Tax Per Barrel (24/12 Case): $6.20
  • Draught Tax Per Barrel (in Kegs): $6.00

Economic Impact (2010):

  • From Brewing: $171,909,053
  • Direct Impact: $751,718,100
  • Supplier Impact: $478,815,175
  • Induced Economic Impact: $477,701,393
  • Total Impact: $1,708,234,668

Legal Restrictions:

  • Control State: No
  • Sale Hours: On Premises: 9 a.m.–2 a.m. (Mon.–Sat.) / 11 a.m.–2 a.m. (Sun.)
    Off Premises: 8 a.m.–9 p.m. (Mon.–Sat.)
  • Grocery Store Sales: Yes
  • Notes: No off-premises sales on Sundays; Sunday on-premises sales subject to local ordinances.

    Beer can be purchased at grocery/convenience stores. Spirits and wine can only be purchased at liquor stores.

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Data complied, in part, from the Beer Institute’s Brewer’s Almanac 2010, Beer Serves America, the Brewers Association, Wikipedia and my World Factbook. If you see I’m missing a brewery link, please be so kind as to drop me a note or simply comment on this post. Thanks.

For the remaining states, see Brewing Links: United States.

Comments

  1. says

    I’m currently working with most of the active breweries and brewpubs within Connecticut to form the CT Beer Trail online community. Our site will have a more formal launch next month, but you can check out the site now for a peek at what we have in store for the local craft beer fans. Thank you for your support of Connecticut beer!

  2. Geo. says

    CT Brewery List
    Back East – In planning
    Camdridge House (Torrington) Closed 2010
    Carson’s – Closed 2011
    East Haddam – In planning
    Griswwold Inn – No brewing here
    Half Full – In planning
    Hops – All in CT closed
    Nor’easter – In planning
    Overshores (not Overshoes) In planning
    Rheingold (contract brewed)

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