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Carolina Brew View 002

Carolina Brew View 002

Listen to the September 2, 2011 live broadcast.

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I am the co-founder, technologist, short-post writer, graphic designer, and primary photographer for NCBrewing.org. As a member of the North Carolina Brewers Guild, I am passionate about local beer. When I'm not enjoying high-quality North Carolina beer, working on this website, or taking photos, I am a technology analyst in Chapel Hill. Feel free to e-mail me directly at mitchell.1829@gmail.com or contact me via Twitter at http://twitter.com/@cylc.

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5 comments


  1. Hayden
    Sep 02, 2011

    Are the capping fees in NC as ridiculous as they are here in VA? I ended up paying $2 more per bottle last night because I purchased a bottle from the restaurant store rather than from the tap.


  2. Win Bassett
    Sep 02, 2011

    Hayden,
    I’m not sure what you mean by “capping fee.” I’ve only bought beer on draft or from the bottle list at a restaurant. DId the restaurant have a separate store to buy beer and drink while you eat?


    • Hayden
      Sep 06, 2011

      Yeah, you know the store. It is a resturaunt and bar in which you can also buy beer to take home (awesome selection of craft from around the country). Yet if you buy on of the said beers, even as a single, they charge you a “capping fee” (equivalent to a corking fee I guess) to drink the beer in the restaurant. I purchased a $2 single bottle, the charged me $4 total to drink it in the resturaunt. They cited ABC laws upon my complaint, is this something only in VA and not NC?


      • Win Bassett
        Sep 06, 2011

        In my experience in restaurants/bars in NC, bottles are already marked up whether you plan to drink in-house or at home. For example, at Flying Saucer in Raleigh, a bottle of Rodenbach Classic is $6. Once you purchase it, you can drink it in the restaurant/bar or take it home.

        On the other hand, in some bottle shops, single bottles are not typically marked up (and you still have the option of drinking in-house or at home).

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