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Rep. Simanski Tours Local Brewery

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New Hartford – On Friday January 19th Representative Bill Simanski (R-62) toured the newly opened Brewery Legitimus with owner Chris Sayer. Craft beer, micro-breweries and farm breweries have become a growing industry in recent years. Currently the brewery employs eight people and has plans to expand in the near future. Chris Sayer explained that the business has benefitted from the attractions in town such as ski slopes, fishing and tubing on the Farmington River. Legislation has only recently begun to catch up to the growth in micro-breweries. This past session the legislature passed a bill establishing farm brewery licenses. There are still regulatory issues that have not been addressed yet, such as the sales limits. Rep. Simanski reported, “With exciting new businesses like Brewery Legitiums, New Hartford really is a town for all seasons. I am committed to improving Connecticut’s regulatory environment for businesses large and small across all industries and will work with my colleagues to enact legislation in order to promote business growth.”