Vice Squad
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
North Carolina to Raise Beer Alcohol Limit?

You can buy liquor in North Carolina, from the state-run alcohol beverage commission stores. Beer is available (in many parts of NC, at least) in grocery stores and convenience stores. But you can't buy beer with an alcohol content that exceeds 6 percent.

As Vice Squad has noted before, a handful of states have such laws, though Georgia recently raised its cap from 6 to 14 percent. Now it looks as if there's a chance that the Tar Heel State will follow Georgia's lead -- largely due to the efforts of these folks.

I was amazed to find out how many premium beers have alcohol contents exceeding 6 percent; I learned this from a visit to Chicago's Hopleaf Bar.


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