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The bar and event space, which serves farm-to-table food, is about a half-mile down the road from where the self-made braumeister was born at White Plains Hospital.
Among other things, the law increases the amount of beer that craft breweries can daily sell to individual customers off-premises, from nine liters to nine gallons.
Even with no large commercial breweries, employment grew from fewer than 15 in the first quarter of 2010 to 780 in December 2018.
The figure easily surpasses the $745.7 million the sector contributed in 2017, according to the Beer Institute, which represents two-thirds of breweries in Connecticut.
"Craft beer itself has a $750 million impact on the State of Connecticut," said Pappas.
"Somebody’s going to have to make that added expense up, and it will probably be the consumer," says the brewmaster at Stamford's Half Full Brewery.
The brewery sits on the ground floor of The Factoria, the sprawling entertainment complex on the Hudson riverfront.
The state’s beer-making industry accounted for 11,482 jobs last year, according to the "Beer Serves America" report.
According to Simple Thrifty Living, the average price for a 24-pack of beer in Connecticut is $15.96, which makes the state the fifth least expensive for this beloved beverage purchase.
Connecticut’s House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill that would allow for the installation of self-serve alcohol machines at permitted venues. The bill,...
The new brewery would be a home for new Guinness beers created for the U.S. market, while Guinness Stout will continue to be brewed at St. James’s Gate in Dublin.
New York state announced it is launching a one stop shop to provide wine, beer and spirits producers with a single point of government contact for assistance with regulations, licensing, state incentives, and any other industry-related issues.
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