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The 50 Most Underrated Craft Breweries in the U.S.A.

The 50 Most Underrated Craft Breweries in the U.S.A.

Before we all jump down the authors’ throats, let’s pay attention to their definition of “underrated.” An interesting read to say the least, and props for mentioning old school NC players, Highland Brewing Company.


Special Events

Thursday, June 9th: Gettin’ Delirious

New musical duo Claypool Lennon Delirium (Les Claypool & Sean Lennon) will be in town at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater Thursday, June 9. We’re partnering up with Wetton Importers & Tryon Distributing to bring you Delirium Tremens on tap for your pre-game & post-show enjoyment. The show starts at 6 PM (doors at 5) but we’ll have it on tap all day. Delirium Nocturnum will be available in bottles.


Wednesday, June 15th at 7 PM: Foothills Barrel-Aged Sexual Chocolate

Yes, Barrel-Aged Sexy Chocolate will be available outside of the brewpub, and we’re getting a piece of the action!  Also on tap: Hopjob Session IPA & Torch Pilsner; Jade IPA bottles. Come have some fun with us & Chris Menker.


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 Charlotte, NC’s Unknown Brewing Co. Pregame Session Ale with Holmes Brothers cascade hops & nectarines. 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: This week we’re hosting Original Sin Cider of New York City. We all know how sexy these pint glasses are! We have Original Sin Cider on tap and Dry Cider (fermented with champagne yeast) in cans. 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: Heavy Seas Citrus Belgian Pale
Cider: Doc’s Framboise Raspberry Cider
Cider: Original Sin Cider
Mead: Redstone Nectar of the Hops Dry-Hopped Mead
Nitro: Lonerider Starry Plough Irish-Style Stout
Nitro: North Coast Old #38 Stout
Anderson Valley Basil IPA
Atwater Conniption Fit Double IPA
Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
Celis Grand Cru
Coronado Orange Avenue Wheat
Deep River Cottontown Lager
Evil Twin No Hero Oatmeal Stout
Fuller’s ESB
Fuller’s London Pride Pale Ale
Humboldt Red Nectar Ale
Mission Carrack Imperial Red Ale
Moylan’s Lonely Tarts Club
Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale
RJ Rockers Son of a Peach Wheat Ale
Saranac Brewer’s Blood Imperial Amber Ale
Southampton Burton IPA
Victory Cage Lemon Radler
Wicked Weed Lunatic Blonde


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

Cask: Heavy Seas Double Cannon IPA with Citra & Equinox Hops and Orange Zest
Cask: Heavy Seas Loose Cannon IPA with Chinook & Saaz Hops, Orange Zest & Tropical Blend
Cask: Bell’s Amber Ale
Cider: Blake’s El Chavo Habanero Mango Cider
Cider: Noble Cider The Village Tart with Cherries
Mead: B. Nektar Dwarf Invasion Cherry & Hops Mead
Nitro: Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter
Nitro: Flying Dog Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout
Anderson Valley Horse Tongue Wheat Wild Ale
Avery Raja Double IPA
Bear Republic Racer 15 Double IPA
Celis Belgian White
Deep River Riverbank Rye-It Pale
Destihl Flanders Red
DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus Peanut Butter Porter
Fortnight Imperialistic Red
Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA
Great Lakes Steady Rollin’ Session IPA
Green Flash Soul Style IPA
Humboldt Low ‘n’ Easy Lager
Knee Deep Breaking Bud IPA
Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils
Stone Arrogant Bastard
Stone Citrusy Wit
Stone Mocha IPA
Unknown Pregame Session Ale
Wicked Weed Bedeviled Golden Strong
Wicked Weed Napoleon Complex Hoppy Pale Ale
Wicked Weed Orange Peel Pale Ale

New Bottles & Cans

Anderson Valley GT Gose
Avery Raja Double IPA
Avery Vanilla Bean Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels
Destihl Vertex IPA
Fortnight Blond Ale
Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA
Knee Deep Breaking Bud IPA

Wines by the Glass
Chardonnay- Silver Creek (California) 2014
Pinot Grigio- The Seeker (Italy) 2014
Riesling- Sun Garden (Germany) 2014
RosĂ© (Cinsault/Carignan)- Bila-Haut (Pays d’Oc, France) 2015
Sauvignon Blanc- Fernhook Estate (Marlborough, New Zealand) 2014

Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz- Altoona Hills (Australia) 2013
Grenache/Carignan- Pierre et Papa (France) 2013
Merlot- Magnolia Court (Paso Robles, California) 2012
Pinot Noir- HandCraft (California) 2013
Zinfandel- Burnside Road (Sonoma County, California) 2012

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 Figaro: Blended sour blonde ales aged for up to 18 months in Chardonnay oak barrels with white figs & lemon peel. 2014 vintage. 9.1% 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%