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88 N.C. L. Rev. 2198 (2009-2010)
What's Brewing in the Old North State: An Analysis of the Beer Distribution Laws Regulating North Carolina's Craft Breweries

handle is hein.journals/nclr88 and id is 2214 raw text is: What's Brewing in the Old North State: An Analysis of the
Beer Distribution Laws Regulating North Carolina's Craft
Breweries*
INTROD   U CTIO N  ..................................................................................... 2199
1.     THE LAWS REGULATING ALCOHOL DISTRIBUTION ............ 2204
A .  State  L aw  .............................................................................. 2204
B.   The Twenty-First Amendment ............................................ 2205
C.   Federal L aws ........................................................................ 2206
II.    FOUNDATIONS OF THE THREE-TIER SYSTEM: THE
DEVELOPMENT OF THE BEER INDUSTRY, AND SHIFTING
SOCIAL VIEWS ON ALCOHOL ................................................... 2206
A .  Beer: Pre-Prohibition   .......................................................... 2207
B. Repeal and the Origins of Modern State Regulation:
Toward   Liquor Control ...................................................... 2209
C. Post-Repeal Industry and the Craft Brew Revolution ...... 2212
1. Consolidation in the Beer Industry and Franchise
L aw s  ................................................................................ 2212
2. Craft Brewing, Brewpubs, and Self-Distribution ...... 2214
3. The Neo-temperance Movement: Social Concerns
A bout A  lcohol Today ................................................... 2218
D. North Carolina Pops the Cap : Shifting Views on
A lcohol ................................................................................. 2221
III. ANALYZING THE NORTH CAROLINA LAWS ON
DISTRIBUTION OF BEER ............................................................ 2224
A. Reasons to Keep the Three-Tier System ............................ 2226
B. Establishing Policy Goals for Legal Analysis ................... 2228
C.   Self-D istribution  .................................................................. 2231
1. Does the Law Promote the Growth of the Craft
B rew  Industry?  .............................................................. 2235
2. Does a Higher Barrelage Limit for Self-
Distribution Trigger the Core Concerns of the
Twenty-First Amendment? .......................................... 2238
3. Is the Increased Barrelage Limit Inherently Unfair
to  D istributors? .............................................................. 2240
D .  State Franchise  Laws ........................................................... 2242
1. Do the Franchise Laws Promote the Growth of the
Craft Brew   Industry? .................................................... 2242

* © 2010 Andrew Tamayo.

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