(I had to post this, before TtwbC blew his cap)
NC has this ridiculous law. Beer is restricted, nothing over 6% alchohol content can be imported or produced.
But it could be amended.
Fight the power.
Pop the Cap.
Interesting example of a thoroughly political blog.
The talking points:
North Carolina is one of only five states that restrict alcohol by volume in beer to 6%. The other four are Mississippi, South Carolina, Arkansas, and Alabama.
The world's finest beer styles are illegal in North Carolina. These are beers that are meant to be sipped and savored -- and sometimes aged -- like fine wine.
North Carolina is a world-class destination, but due to a Prohibition-era law, we North Carolinians are not able to enjoy world-class beers.
Teenagers do not drink these specialty beers - they're far too expensive and difficult to drink.
Neither wine nor spirits have an alcohol by volume limit - why should beer?
My local brewer can't brew beer styles that are legal in forty-five other states.
It's frustrating to spend hundred/thousands of dollars every year on beer purchasing trips to Virginia / Tennessee. This is money that should be spent supporting North Carolina businesses.
NO MORONIC STATEMENTS PLEASE. Do NOT say there's better and cheaper ways to get drunk. Do NOT come up with your own "creative" ideas like raising taxes on higher-alcohol beer. Do NOT discuss malt liquor. Straying from the message can destroy two years of hard work. Be smart.
Stick with the talking points listed above, tell a story about your appreciation for specialty beer, and respectfully share your opinion about how the law is old-fashioned and damaging to the image of North Carolina and the craft beer industry.