Two Roads Brewing Company welcomed the Connecticut Package Store Association (CPSA) to its Stratford headquarters to present a legislative briefing to trade members on February 6. Carroll Hughes, Executive Director of CPSA, notified guests about proposed industry legislation in the current session, current legal challenges to the state’s pricing statutes and promoting Connecticut brands. Hughes also praised the retailers and business owners in attendance saying, “You are the job creator[s] and the job retainer[s].” Hughes encouraged CPSA members “to get to know” their local legislators in their communities and voice their concerns on legislative issues important to them.
Representative Laura Hoydick of Stratford also spoke, referring to the CPSA as a “small, but mighty organization, ready to help small businesses and promote Connecticut-made brands for future growth.” Dan Zeek, Regional Sales Manager of Two Roads, said members of CPSA are “part of the Two Roads family. We wouldn’t be successful if it weren’t for you. Thank you for everything you’ve done for us and we’ll come to support you.” CPSA President Steven Downes and CPSA member Patrick Monteleone also promoted membership benefits and called current members to action on recruitment. After the industry briefing, Two Roads staff led the group on a tour of the brewery.