Connecticut Home Brewing Laws

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Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
165 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860/713-6200
Fax: 860/713-7235

 

 Activity Is it Legal?
HomeBrewing Yes
Transporting HomeBrew Yes
ABV Cap n/a
Production Per Year 50-100 gallons

**Production per year is generally governed by the United States government at 100 gallons per adult per year, or up to 200 gallons per year if their are 2 adults of drinking age living in the residence. Connecticut is an exception, limiting production to 50 & 100 gallons respectively.

 

Relevant Statues


Conn. Gen. Stat. §30-62b
Any person, other than a minor, may, without payment of tax, produce wine for personal or family use only. Such wine may be transported in sealed containers for use at organized affairs, including exhibitions, tastings, contests or competitions, but shall not be sold or offered for sale.

Conn. Gen. Stat. §30-77
(b) The provisions of this section shall not prohibit a person, other than a minor, from producing beer for personal or family use only, in the following amounts: (1) 100 gallons or less in one calendar year if there are two persons who have attained the age of 21 residing in the household; and (2) 50 gallons or less in one calendar year if there is only one person who has attained the age of 21 residing in the household. Such beer may be transported in sealed containers for use at organized affairs including beer exhibitions, contests or competitions. Such beer shall not be sold or offered for sale.

**While I strive to provide the most up to date and accurate information possible, the relevant statues I list here shouldn’t be considered a substitute for professional legal advice.

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