- Connecticut's House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 120-25 to approve a bill that would allow the sale of beer and other malt beverages to be sold in soft pouches.
- The bill, which will go on to the state's Senate for a vote Monday, is supported by the Connecticut's liquor industry, but opposed by the state's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on the grounds that pouches will not be recyclable.
Why this matters:
Connecticut is the only state in the U.S. that bans pouch packaging for Malt beverages, according to an Associated Press report at Fox News. Liquor-backers in the Nutmeg State want to change that.
Wait, what's that? You haven't seen beer in a pouch before? Neither have we (at least at retail). The folks at BeerPouch specialize in such containers, though, and what you see below is a CarboPouch, which is made to hold beer and probably looks a lot like what Connecticut wants to legalize.
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