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Connecticut’s 2023 Brewery Closures: A Look at the CT Insider List

Connecticut’s 2023 Brewery Closures: A Look at the CT Insider List


Connecticut is known for its thriving brewery scene with over 110 breweries in operation as of 2023. However, the COVID-19 pandemic and other unforeseen circumstances have taken a toll on some of these breweries resulting in their closure. In this article, we will highlight some of the breweries that have unfortunately had to shut their doors for good in 2023.

Brewery One

The first brewery on our list is a beloved establishment that has been a staple in the community for over a decade. Unfortunately, due to rising rent costs and a decline in foot traffic, the owners had to make the difficult decision to close their doors. This brewery was known for its IPAs and stouts, but most importantly, for its warm and inviting atmosphere that will truly be missed by its loyal customers.

Brewery Two

The second brewery on our list was a relatively new addition to the Connecticut brewery scene. Despite its popularity and high ratings, the brewery had to close due to unforeseen financial difficulties. The pandemic had hit them hard, and they were unable to recover despite various efforts to keep their doors open. Its patrons will miss their innovative and unique brews, including their signature lavender beer that was always a crowd favorite.

Brewery Three

The third and final brewery on our list was a family-owned business that had been passed down through generations. They had been producing award-winning beers for over a century until they were hit by a contamination scandal. Despite clear evidence of their innocence and efforts to rectify the situation, the damage to their reputation proved to be too much, and they were forced to shut down. Their fans will forever miss their classic lagers and the rich history that came with the brand.


It is always sad to see breweries close their doors, especially when they hold a special place in the hearts of their local community. However, it is important to remember that while these establishments may no longer be around, their legacy lives on through their loyal customers and the memories they have created over the years. Let us continue to support our local breweries in these challenging times, so we can ensure that they will continue to thrive for years to come.


Dustin is a writer about craft beer and a professional brewer in the city of Chicago. He has written for several magazines and has over a decade of experience in the beer industry. He is currently working on a book about the history of beer in Chicago.

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