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It is a rare moment when you can help right a wrong by drinking beer, but here's your chance.

Pop the Cap, an organization dedicated to rewriting North Carolina's antiquated beer rules, is holding a Winter Warmer tasting and fund-raiser featuring a selection of specialty beers quashed by state laws from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Tyler's in Carrboro.

What has the hopsroot organization's members in a froth are rules set down shortly after the end of prohibition limiting specialty beers to six percent alcohol--a limit asked for by the state's textile barons to keep mill workers from over-imbibing and missing work. These days, Pop the Cap organizers say, all the rule does is limit the creativity of specialty beer makers. A $15 membership in the organization gets you in.

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