In Charlotte, we seem flooded with craft beer. Actually, the craft beer revolution has taken off all over the country. The number of breweries and sales of craft beer have doubled nationwide but here, local brewers say their growth is being hampered by an antiquated state law that requires them to contract out their distribution once they reach certain levels of production. We hear about the implications of that and about craft beer’s growing pains.
Ryan Self– director of sales for Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.
Bryan Meredith– managing Partner of Queen City Q.
Tim Kent – executive director of the North Carolina Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association