Monday, August 08, 2005

Pop The Cap Wins! NC Beers Now Allowed 15% Alcohol!

Legislative info on the bill here.

Within a few days (12:01 AM this Sunday Night / Monday Morning), assuming the Governor doesn't veto it (which he's expected not to, and he hasn't said a word about it), the new legal limit for beer in North Carolina will be 15% !!! We did it! We won!

Pop The Cap Info!

Sean, over at Pop The Cap, has created a countdown timer to watch until NC's alcohol limit in beer jumps!

Technically, they shouldn't be available until sunday night (monday morning) at 12:01 AM, but here's what I got from Barley's Taproom in Asheville:

From: Doug Beatty
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 12:00 PM
From the contact form...

The availability is up to the distributors. We have it on good info that a couple of the locals have high gravities in the tank so it should be this weekend.

George Wrote:
> I was just wondering if Barley's will be selling, bottled or on tap,
> or even maybe brewing, some newly legal beers now that the cap has
> been popped?
> I know the cap effectively is lifted in 6 days, unless Easley signs
> the bill early, which he probably won't. Will you have them ready
> right then, if you have any?
> Thanks,
> George

I have read somewhere that both French Broad Brewing and Highland are ready with 8% Scottish Ales to sell as soon as they are permitted. When I asked Doug if this was true, his response was "seeing is believing." So, I guess we'll have to see.

1 comment:

Edgy Mama said...

Woo-hoo. Good news! Where's the celebration going to be?