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Old Yeasts Used by Brewers to Unearth the Beers of Yesteryear

Old Yeasts Used by Brewers to Unearth the Beers of Yesteryear

The treasure chest of the nation’s brewing industry sits on an unassuming office complex on the outskirts of Norwich. It houses thousands of different types of yeast. Some, unused for generations, are now being given a new lease of life to offer a taste of times past.

Back in the 1920s a handful of beer-makers shared a fear: what would happen if we lost our brewing yeast?

They not only agreed such an occurrence would be very bad news, they also agreed on a solution – to deposit a sample of their all important yeast in a shared collection for safety.

Today that collection – the National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) – is home to 4,000 different yeasts.

Weekly Events


  • Massage Monday: 5-8 PM $10 for 10 minutes with licensed therapist, Josh Lentz.
  • Beer Flights: nine 5 oz samples for $18.
  • Monday Night Nitro: $1 off nitrogen pours.


  • $1 off all ciders, glasses of wine & mead.


  • Sour Night: $1 off select sour ales
  • BYOT (Bring Your Own Trivia): The next wave of pub trivia. Prizes include gift certificates to Chop’s Deli, Memory Lane Comics, Marks of Distinction, as well as beer from us.


  • Throwback Thursday: Revisit one of our old favourite beers.
  • ExBEERiment: This week Maria will be infusing one of NC’s dark beer specialists’ seasonals, Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter, with mint leaves & cocoa nibs. The first pint pours at 9 PM.


  • New Favourite Friday: Try the latest & greatest!


  • Bartender’s Choice: You never know what you’re going to get!


  • Beer Church: Join us as we bring you Dogfish Deluxe glasses! They’re curvier than a plain ol’ pint glass, and who doesn’t love some curves?! We always have 60 Minute IPA, 90 Minute IPA and Midas Touch in bottles and we’ll snag some tasty draft for ya too. Masses are at 1 PM and 8 PM.

Draft Beer
For a real-time draft, bottle & wine list, please visit our website: capefearwineandbeer.com


Don’t miss your connection! These drafts are currently on tap but they won’t last long!

Cask: Bell’s Two Hearted IPA
Cider: Naked Blackberry Cider
CiderOriginal Sin Dry Cider
Mead: Redstone Nectar Of The Hops Dry-Hopped Mead
Nitro: North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
NitroNorth Coast Old #38 Stout
Affligem Abbey Blonde Ale
Alpine Hoppy Birthday Pale Ale
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
Bell’s Two Hearted IPA
Blind Squirrel Nut Brown
Broomtail Hop To Trot Pale Ale
Coronado Orange Avenue Wheat
Devil’s Backbone Danzig Baltic Porter
Ecliptic Phobos Single Hop Red Ale
Fuller’s London Porter
Fuller’s London Pride Pale Ale

Gulden Draak Brewmaster’s Reserve Aged In Whisky Barrels
Hi-Wire Pulcinella Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout
Humboldt Nectar IPA
Left Hand Introvert Session IPA
North Coast Puck Petite Saison
Omnipollo Bianca Mango Lassi Gose
Oskar Blues G’Knight Imperial Red IPA
Southampton Burton IPA


These beers are scheduled for landing very soon. They’ll be on our itinerary shortly.

Cask: Red Brick Whiskey & Oak Divine Bovine Chai Milk Stout
CaskHeavy Seas Loose Cannon IPA with Citra & Chinook Hops, Orange Zest & Dried Grapefruit
CaskHeavy Seas Loose Cannon IPA with Sorachi Ace & Warrior Hops and Dried Grapefruit
Cider: Julian Black & Blue Blackberry & Blueberry Cider
CiderAce Pineapple Cider
CiderSchilling Grapefruit Cider
Mead: B. Nektar Zombie Killer Cyser Mead with Cherries
Nitro: Moylan’s Dragoon’s Irish Stout
NitroOrlison Underground Stout
Aviator HogWild IPA
Benford History & Heritage Brown Porter
Benford/Evil Twin The Problem Solver Imperial IPA
Boulevard Early Riser Coffee Porter
Boulevard Rye-On-Rye Ale Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels
Brooklyn Brown Ale
Carolina Brewing Company Wiggo IPA
Check Six Dugan’s Chocolate Stout
Coronado Mermaid Red Ale
Coronado Stupid Stout with Coffee
Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter
Ecliptic Giant Barleywine

Erie Brewing Co. Mad Anthony’s Pale Ale
Foothills Frostbite Black IPA
Founders Imperial Stout
Green Man Forester Stout
Highland IPA
Humboldt Red Nectar
Humboldt White-Footed Dry-Hopped Hefeweizen
Natty Greene’s Colony 9 Coffee Stout
Orlison Lizzy’s Amber Lager
Saranac S’More Porter
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 2016 Tropical IPA
Southern Tier 2XPresso Stout
Unknown Raisin the Roof Belgian Quad with Raisins & Cinnamon
Weyerbacher Tango Belgian-Style Dark Ale with Cherries


New Cans & Bottles
Founders Azacca IPA
Stone/Sierra Nevada North by South IPA

Wines by the Glass

Chardonnay Blend (with Pinot Grigio & Gewurztraminer) (Aged in Stainless)- Mojo Cellars (California) N/V
Chenin Blanc- Welmoed (South Africa) 2013
Pinot Grigio- Trattoria (Italy) 2014
Riesling- Sun Garden (Germany) 2014
Sauvignon Blanc- Jus (Lake County, California) 2013


Cabernet Sauvignon- [Noble Vines] 337 (Lodi, California) 2013
Merlot- Les Jamelles (Pays d’Oc, France) 2011
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo- Quattro Mani (Italy) 2013
Pinot Noir- Chilensis (Chile) 2013
Tempranillo- Ramon Bilbao (Spain) 2011

Inside the Connoisseur’s Cabinet
Cascade Blackcap Raspberry: Blended wheat & blond ales ages in oak barrels with blackcap raspberries for up to 14 months. 2015 vintage. 7.63% ABV

Cascade Sang Noir: Blended red ales aged in bourbon and wine barrels with bing cherries for up to 2 years. 2014 vintage. 9.8% ABV

Cascade Sang Rouge: Blended sour red ales aged in oak wine barrels and oak foundres for up to three years. 2013 vintage. 8.4% ABV
Cascade Strawberry: Blended wheat & blonde ales aged in oak barrels with wild strawberries & vanilla beans for up to 12 months. 2014 vintage. 7.56%