Until the passage of the "Pop the Cap" Initiative in 2005, it was illegal to sell beer above 6% ABV in the state of North Carolina. But now it can be hard to keep track of all of the new craft breweries popping up on the local beer map. Here's our list of the five best recently-opened breweries in North Carolina.
'North Carolina' on Serious Eats
The hardest part about being a comedian on the road is that things don't always go according to plan: audiences betray, performance spaces fail, and shows get cancelled. The key to dealing with such setbacks, however, is to make lemonade whenever possible—and luckily I had just the right lemons in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Sean Wilson has a vision for the beer scene in the American South. Using heirloom grains and other ingredients from North Carolina farms, he and his collaborator, Chris Davis, hope to create a distinctly Southern style of beer.