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Sen. Blumenthal kicks off Craft Beer Week with visit to breweries

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It is American Craft Beer Week, a nationwide celebration of small and independent craft brewers.

Connecticut is home to more than 65 breweries, with more than 40 in the planning or construction phase.

Related: Experimental beers being served in Stratford at new Two Roads brewery

That is nearly $750 million in economic impact and more than 160,000 barrels of beer every year!

Related Content: Business of craft brewing explodes here in Connecticut

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal celebrated the week by visiting breweries like New England Brewing in Woodbridge and Thomas Hooker Brewery in Bloomfield on Monday. 

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