Pictures from Winter Warmer dinner

Posted by Pop The Cap on February 28th, 2007

Twenty-five people braved 60 degree weather and a trek into Cary for an amazing meal at Ever Which Way. Here are some pictures, and below is the list of beers we enjoyed.

Many thanks to Bruce Wright of Wetten Imports and Chef Michael of Ever Which Way. And to all those who came out to support PTCv2 and fill yourselves with good food and beer. I hope you had as much fun as I did.

Doug and Mark after some Samichlaus

St. Louis Framboise
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck, Belgium


Gouden Carolus Ambrio
Brouwerij Het Anker, Belgium

Brother David’s Triple
Anderson Valley Brewing
Boonville, CA

People’s Porter
Foothills Brewing Company
Winston-Salem, NC

Bell’s Porter
Bell’s Brewery
Kalamazoo, MI

Indian Brown Ale
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Milton, DE

Peg Leg Imperial Stout
Clipper City Brewing Company
Baltimore, MD


Samichlaus Bier
Brewery Castle Eggenberg

Natty Greene’s amazes PTC with $2,000 donation

Posted by Pop The Cap on November 21st, 2006

Last Wednesday was our most successful PTC(v2) function yet, with over $2,000 raised to support awareness of North Carolina and independent breweries. Hosts Chris Lester and Kayne Fisher of Natty Greene’s in Greensboro brought in a crowd of over 50 people — this good audience combined with some amazing auction items resulted in a not-to-miss evening for the Triad. Hey, I even saw the news media there!

Pop The Cap is incredibly grateful to the entire staff of Natty Greenes: Chris, Kayne, Drew, Trevor, Chris D. and our servers, Heather and Jody. I personally had a great time…my only regret is that I didn’t take more pictures!

#2 GABF dinner was great!

Posted by Pop The Cap on November 9th, 2006

Yep indeed, we had a wonderful time at last night’s GABF beer dinner, hosted by the Carolina Brewery. The brewery, as you may recall, won gold for their English-style IPA. Pop The Cap gathered the other NC winning beers for this event, and then let the Carolina Brewery take care of the rest.

The food was great, the auction items were excellent, and the company was superb. Oh, and the beers kicked booty. Many thanks to Robert, Jon, Thomas and Matt of the Carolina Brewery for putting this event together.

More pictures here!

The Jujube beer dinner was a great success!

Posted by Pop The Cap on October 31st, 2006

The Jujube community table

Originally uploaded by peeto teeto.

Chef Charlie Deal of Jujube pulled off an amazing evening…probably the most inventive beer dinner I’ve ever been to.

The five GABF winners each stood out with some amazing pan-Asian food, and the 24 people who attended the evening all seemed to have a good time.

Here are some pictures of the evening. Be sure to join us on Wednesday, November 8th at the Carolina Brewery in Chapel Hill or Wednesday, November 15th at Natty Greene’s in Greensboro!

I believe we will have another round of dinners after Thanksgiving, hitting Asheville, the Coast and Charlotte. We will have to substitute the Foothills Baltic Porter for a different Foothills beer, as they are simply out of this popular and limited-edition brew. But it’s Foothills…it’s not like you can go wrong with Jamie and his crew.

Wow, what a great time!

Posted by Pop The Cap on October 1st, 2006

A great venue!The good folks of the Carolina Brewmasters continue to do a great job running the Charlotte Oktoberfest. Litttle touches made a huge difference: arranging the brewers by region (state and southern brewers on one side, other U.S. and international breweries on the other). Creative Loafing provided ping pong tables, foosball and big screen TVs showing football.

The venue was great — the expansive Memorial Stadium with lots of breathing / wandering room.

And of course it helps that it was a beautiful day outside — sunny, 75 degrees with a slight breeze.

Congratulations to the Carolina Brewmasters on a great event. Here are a few pictures of the event….enjoy! I sure did!

A few pics from the one-year celebration

Posted by Pop The Cap on August 14th, 2006

Ah, Flickr. I love you. But a simple task on your site turns into hours of browsing, much like my Aunt Flo on eBay after her afternoon Rob Roys.

Anyway, here are a few shots of the most excellent one-year celebration at Tyler’s in Carrboro. Many thanks to the event supporters, including Foothills, Highland, and French Broad breweries! And many thanks to Greg (the baker) Prospero for taking pictures of the toast!

We’re entering beer festival season, meaning that breweries (in particular) are really, really busy. It also means that there’s a lot of great beer-related events going on. SO…we at Pop The Cap going to support these events and plan our own functions in the more quiet months of the year. Look for 2007 membership information in the fall. In addition, we’ll be working on some publications and promotions to let people know all about the great breweries and beer businesses throughout the Old North State.

For now, many thanks to all of you who wrote letters, visited legislators and supported Pop The Cap. It’s been a great year.

Pop The Cap photos

Posted by Pop The Cap on July 13th, 2006

Here’s a set of pictures from one of our best events — if not *the* best event, a summer 2004 gathering in Asheville. I’m still playing around with Flickr, so hopefully this will work.
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If you have any pictures from PTC or North Carolina beer gatherings, send them our way! Send an email to sean (at)