Great article from The Charlotte Observer.

What was interesting is I attended the very first meeting which evolved into Pop The Cap. It was held at the All About Beer offices in Durham and was nowhere near an immediate success. The grassroots effort lost steam at first before finally moving forward as a cohesive group. I don’t think any of us had a clue what a difference we would ultimately make for the industry. We knew it would open things up, but basically we just wanted access to beers with higher ABV levels and the ability for breweries to make those beers.