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There will now be a SC Pop the Cap meeting held in Greenville.  All you upstaters, here’s your chance! Details as follows:

Saturday – December 09, 2006
Tasting @ Blue Ridge Brewing Co.
Greenville, South Carolina

Last week, I sent letters to the 3 Representives who introduced bills last year. Representative James Harrison (HB 4656- this bill got the farthest, especially given the time), Representative Herb Kirsh and Representative J. Todd Rutherford. I asked them if they would be willing to coordinate their efforts into one and all co-sponsor one bill, to remove the cap on alcohol. I haven’t heard anything back yet. PLease go to and contact them, urging them to support a new bill and get it introduced early in the session.

Get ready…gear up…
December 2 meeting!

We’re gearing up for the upcoming legislative session! On December 2 at 3:00 P.M., Pop The Cap South Carolina will reconvene at the Palmetto Brewery (289 Huger Street in Charleston).

Bring everything you’ve got: contacts, advice, petitions, good beer to share, etc. Our goal is to discuss what PTCSC needs to do for the 2007 session. Be prepared for action items (i.e., responsibilities) coming out of this important session! Contact Jaime and David for further information.

With your help and advocacy, this could be the year!


South Carolina is one of only FOUR states to limit alcohol by weight (ABW) for beer to under 5%.

Thanks to the state’s antiquated definition of beer, nearly one-third of the world’s beer styles are illegal to brew or sell. This artificial cap limits consumer choice, stifles the state’s beer, retail and restaurant businesses, and limits state tax revenue as thousands of South Carolinians drive to Georgia and North Carolina to purchase their specialty beer.

With its 5% ABW (6% alcohol by volume) cap, South Carolina joins West Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas as the only states in the nation with a severly low alcohol cap on beer.

Pop the Cap SC! is a grassroots advocacy group committed to lifting the 5% alcohol by weight cap for beer brewed and sold in South Carolina. We’re gearing up to change this law in 2006! Keep up with the latest news and find out what you can do to help pop the cap