North Carolina Beer

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Today in 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state.

North Carolina
State_NorthCarolina

North Carolina Breweries

North Carolina Brewery Guides

Guild: North Carolina Brewers Guild

State Agency: North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission

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  • Capital: Raleigh
  • Largest Cities: Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem
  • Population: 8,049,313; 11th
  • Area: 53821 sq.mi., 28th
  • Nickname: Tar Heel State
  • Statehood: 12th, November 21, 1789

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  • Alcohol Legalized: April 28, 1933
  • Number of Breweries: 46
  • Rank: 12th
  • Beer Production: 6,183,748
  • Production Rank: 9th
  • Beer Per Capita: 20.8 Gallons

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Package Mix:

  • Bottles: 38.9%
  • Cans: 55.2%
  • Kegs: 5.8%

Beer Taxes:

  • Per Gallon: $0.62
  • Per Case: $1.39
  • Tax Per Barrel (24/12 Case): $19.13
  • Draught Tax Per Barrel (in Kegs): $19.13

Economic Impact (2010):

  • From Brewing: $3,809,238,894
  • Direct Impact: $9,224,009,106
  • Supplier Impact: $10,726,058,038
  • Induced Economic Impact: $13,291,784,223
  • Total Impact: $33,241,851,367

Legal Restrictions:

  • Control State: No
  • Sale Hours: On Premises: No sales between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. Monday through Saturday or between 2 a.m. and noon on Sunday
    Off Premises:
  • Grocery Store Sales: Yes
  • Notes: 15% ABV cap on beer, No sale of alcoholic beverages between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 2 a.m. until noon on Sundays, State stores closed on Sundays. Bottled liquor must be sold in ABC Packages stores, open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Effective December 1, 2010, the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Commission, no longer carries any product stronger than 151 proof, citing concerns from a single county that the majority of the 190 proof grain alcohol product was being purchased in package stores near college campuses.

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Data complied, in part, from the Beer Institute’s Brewer’s Almanac 2010, Beer Serves America, the Brewers Association, Wikipedia and my World Factbook. If you see I’m missing a brewery link, please be so kind as to drop me a note or simply comment on this post. Thanks.

For the remaining states, see Brewing Links: United States.

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