We popped the cap and we’re looking for more! We believe breweries in SC hould have the right to consume on premise and to sell directly to consumers. We want growler fills – the ultimate in freshness and recycling! We want tours with tastings. We want to be able to sell our kegs and bottles directly to you! Help us change the way breweries are treated in South Carolina. We can do this. House Bill 4675 was introduced on February 12, 2007. More details coming soon.

South Carolina is one of only FOUR states to limit alcohol by weight (ABW) for beer to under 5%.The cap was lifted to 14% abw(17.5%abv) on May 2, 2007!!!!!!!!

Please look for Phase 2 of Pop the Cap SC’s efforts…..

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 and Mississippi 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 2007!