A proposal to raise the cap on how much consumers can buy directly from breweries for off-premises consumption will not be voted on by the legislature's General Law Committee. The group plans to include language in a larger alcohol regulation bill.
Many people in the state's craft beer industry testified during a public hearing that the 9-liter limit doesn't allow them to sell a case of 16-ounce bottles, which is more popular than the current 12-ounce bottles. Barry Labendz of Kent Falls Brewing Company, the state's first farm brewery testified in support.
The Connecticut Beer Wholesalers Association, which represents six major distributors around the state, opposes the proposal.
New York, Massachusetts, Maine and Vermont do not limit how much breweries can sell in their taprooms.