Archive for July, 2006

Foothills First Firkin

Posted by Pop The Cap on July 28th, 2006

Foothills Brewing in Winston-Salem announces their first-ever cask ale: Hoppyum IPA!
The brewery plans to tap a firkin every Friday, so head out to the big W-S on the 28th and show your support for their inaugural cask. Trivia: a firkin is an old English unit of volume used for cask ales. Volume-wise, it’s in-between a hogshead and a butt. I said “butt!”

It’s all NC beer at the Raleigh Wide Open

Posted by Pop The Cap on July 26th, 2006

This Saturday!

Pop The Cap is very excited about this Saturday’s Raleigh Wide Open. In fact, we’ve sent out a press release to the local media announcing the fact that fourteen breweries and brewpubs — all from North Carolina — will be serving their beer at this event.

As far as we can tell, this represents the first time a beer festival has focused exclusively on North Carolina beer. It’s a good time to be a beer lover in the Old North State!

See you on the street!

The actual press release (PDF)

July Pop The Cap newsletter

Posted by Pop The Cap on July 17th, 2006

Hello! I’m having some problems getting the new July Pop The Cap newsletter out to our 1,500 or so subscribers. It’s now online, so if you know a thing or two about RSS feeds, you should be able to receive this notice (and future posts) about Pop The Cap and beer in North Carolina.

Personally, I use Mozilla Thunderbird to manage my RSS feeds, blog subscriptions and PTC email. You can also use Firefox’s Live Bookmarks feature to keep up-to-date with new blog posts and RSS feeds.

Microsoft Outlook does not currently enable RSS or Atom feeds, but third-party solutions for Outlook are out there.

Anyway, here’s the July newsletter. Let us know what you think of the new look!

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)