How North Carolina Passed Its Brunch Bill

As previously covered on, North Carolina's legislature passed the so-called Brunch Bill, which, among other reforms, allows restaurants in the state to sell alcohol starting at 10am on Sundays rather than noon. (Or, more precisely, allows counties in the state the leeway to let restaurants sell Sunday morning booze). N.C. Gov. Rory Cooper signed the bill a few weeks ago, and the Free to Brew podcast has an excellent interview with Eric Rowel about this reform victory:

Buying beer and mimosas at 10AM on Sunday! When did North Carolina become so edgy?

Eric Rowel, local Mecklenburg County activist, the figure behind #sundayequality, and concerned citizen joins the show not just for a victory lap but an explanation of how a bill over Sunday alcohol sales was passed in North Carolina. While other states have eradicated blue laws, getting 2 hours extra on Sunday was a huge achievement for this Old North State.

We discuss the victory, how future alcohol reform can succeed, and why this policy gained such traction and support...

Check out the interview here.