Friday, November 20, 2009

Birthday in Beer: Sean Wilson

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.

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.
  • An earlier post here.
  • Follow the Brookston Beer Bulletin's comprehensive calendar of beer birthdays. It's a marvelous resource for learning more about the folk who make, bring, and talk about beer.


  1. Well that pretty much rocks! Thank you so very much, my good man! You just made my day.

    For the record: 15% ABV. A 16% cap would have led to the utter collapse of humanity.

  2. Cheers Sean. Happy B Day. Hope its been a good one. Keep those Brewery Updates coming.


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