Let it not go unnoted that Ruination was instrumental in N. Carolina changing it's ridiculous beer alcohol content laws(this was the beer loved by people who lobbied for the law reform as it was illegal there). Which has now paved the way for SN to set up shop in that state.
That statement does not ring completely true. What was instrumental in North Carolina changing it's laws was enough people finally bonding together in a grassroots effort to change the law. Stone did send some beer for a few events, but Stone did not even distribute in NC until late 2008 into 2009. The first meeting about changing the laws in NC happened at the All About Beer offices in Durham in February 2003 and there were about 35 of us there. At that time we didn't even call it Pop The Cap. One guy had previously put up a website about the current statutes and we (read as "I") had been posting about it in the homebrewing community since 1999.
So back to the point, Stone had little to do with the change of the alcohol laws in NC.