If you live in North Carolina and you're a fan of good beer, you're a fan of Sean Lilly Wilson —even if you didn't know you were!
Since 2005, beers of up to
16% 15% alcohol by volume (abv) have been legal in that state, in no small measure, because of Sean's efforts as the coordinator of Pop the Cap.
In 2010, he'll be opening his own brewery, Fullsteam, in Durham, North Carolina.
Southern agricultural beer brewed with local farmed goods, heirloom grains, and Southern botanicals . Experiments to-date include scuppernong grapes, sweet potatoes, hickory-smoked malt, kudzu, and rhubarb.
Today, offer a toast to Sean with a good beer. It's his birthday.