We Want Beer!

21st Amendment Brewery Celebrates Repeal of Prohibition with Launch into North Carolina

“We want beer!” rang the chants through the streets of America 78 years ago today. And to celebrate the right to drink beer, San Francisco’s 21st Amendment Brewery is introducing their award-winning brews to the Tarheel State for the very first time.

Starting on Monday, December 5, 21st Amendment will be available throughout Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill in cans and on draft at better bars and stores. Distribution will be handled by Tryon Distributing of Charlotte.

Today’s tastings will take place at establishments listed at the end of this press release.

Co-founder Nico Freccia said, “With the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, we thought, what better way to celebrate with North Carolinians than by bringing them a few six-packs of our beer?”

“North Carolina has an awesome craft beer scene and one of the best in the country,” says co-founder and Brewmaster Shaun O’Sullivan. “Nico and I are looking forward to bringing our tasty canned craft beers to North Carolina…Road trip!"

Craft beer in a can? Why not? Cans keep beer fresher, they’re better for the environment, and they’re easier to take with you. 21st Amendment’s canned brews, available in six-packs, include:

Available Immediately -

Brew Free! Or Die IPA, named one of the 25 top new beers of 2009 by Maxim magazine

Back in Black IPA, the first canned black IPA

Fireside Chat, our current winter seasonal, a winter spiced ale that was named the Gold Award Winner of BrewClick.com’s 2010 Holiday Craft Brew Shootout

Allies Win the War, a limited release English-style Strong Ale aged on dates which is a creative collaboration with Ninkasi Brewing.

And Available in 2012 -

Bitter American, our newest year-round beer, a session extra pale ale, highly drinkable at a low 4.4% ABV. 

Hell or High Watermelon Wheat, our summer seasonal, rated “#1 Beer to Drink from a Can” in 2010 by Draft magazine

Hop Crisis, a limited release oak-aged Imperial IPA named to the top 25 beers of 2011 by Draft magazine. 

Monk’s Blood, a limited release 8.5% ABV Belgian style dark ale, named to the top 25 beers of 2010 by Draft magazine.

Tastings and Beer on Draft will take place TODAY at:

12noon-3pm  Chip's Wine & Beer Market Tasting; Kill Devil Hills

4-6pm  Sam's Quick Shop Tasting; Durham

4-7pm  City Beverage Tasting; Winston-Salem

4:30-6:30pm  Bottle Revolution Tasting; Raleigh

5-7pm  Bruisin Ales Tasting; Asheville

5-7pm  Bestway Tasting; Greensboro

5-7pm  Duckworth's-Ballantyne location; Charlotte

5-8pm  Mellow Mushroom-Wrightsville Beach; Wrightsville Beach

5:30-8:30pm  Peabodys Tasting; Boone

5:30-8:30pm  Crescent Moon; Hickory

6-8pm  Tyler's Taproom-Durham Location; Durham

7-9pm  Common Market Tasting; Charlotte

7-9pm  The Thirsty Monk; Asheville

7-10pm  Flying Saucer-Raleigh location; Raleigh

7-10pm  Olde Town Draught House; Greensboro


For more information or images or samples, please contact

Judy Campbell, 541-410-9113