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Connecticut Liquor Control Division Issues Holiday Reminders

By December 21, 2017Connecticut, Top News, Legal Matters

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From the Office of John Suchy

Director, Liquor Control Division

December 21, 2017

  • Holiday Reminders: Drink Promotions and Bottomless Mimosas
  • Package Stores Closed on Christmas Day (December 25) and Sunday Hours in Effect for Christmas Eve (December 24)

The State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, Liquor Control Division would like to remind  restaurants and bars that the offering and serving of “Bottomless Mimosas” in Connecticut runs afoul of liquor regulations.

Here is the relevant section of the liquor regulation which addresses this restriction and drink promotion (see below).

Section 30-6- A24b of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies states, in relevant part that,

No permittee, backer, or employee or agent of same, at any on-premises consumption place of business, shall:

(1) sell, offer, or deliver more than one drink to any one person for his/her own consumption at any one time. A second serving may be allowed only after the first serving has been substantially disposed of or consumed;

(2) sell, offer or deliver drinks by the pitcher or other vessel containing more than one drink except to two or more persons, excluding minors as defined by the Liquor Control Act, at any one time. A second serving may be allowed only after the first serving has been substantially disposed of or consumed;

(3) sell, offer or deliver to any person an unlimited number of drinks during any set period of time for a fixed price;

(4) encourage or permit, on the licensed premises, any game or contest which involves drinking or the awarding of drinks as prizes.

While it is recognized that many premises may be engaged in this practice, it is nonetheless not allowed.

Package stores must remain closed on Christmas Day and grocery stores may not sell beer.  Christmas Eve is on Sunday and Sunday hours for package stores are in effect.

Don’t jeopardize your permit.  Act responsibly and a have a safe Merry Christmas.

If you have any questions, you can contact a liquor agent at (860) 713-6210 or at dcp.liquorcontrol@ct.gov

John J. Suchy, Director of the Liquor Control Division

The Department of Consumer Protection, through the State Liquor Control Commission, oversees all sales of liquor in the State of Connecticut.  165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06106-1630,  Liquor Control Division webpage www.ct.gov/dcp

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