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BREW BERN beer & Wine festival

New Bern, NC will be hosting their ninth annual beer and wine festival at the Riverfront Convention Center on 16 June 2018. This 45,000 square foot venue is a first class, state of the art building located at 203 South Front Street, New Bern, NC 28560 in the city’s historic district on the Trent River waterfront. The festival will focus on 40+ American craft micro breweries and wineries with over 100 beers and wines being offered. The Brew Bern Beer and Wine Festival will also feature a DJ, live music, silent auction and other fun things to do.

There will only be one tasting session with three tickets options. The VIP ticket is $50 and will give you admission from 12 - 5 PM. The General Admission ticket is $35 and will give you admission from 1:30 - 5 PM. The VIP and GA ticket includes unlimited sampling of all products offered and a tasting glass but ONLY the VIP ticket includes a special limited edition full size collectors glass that features the Brew Bern and Beer Army color logos (available until the end of the VIP session) private VIP bathrooms, a VIP Lounge and VIP Only beer provided The Answer Brewpub. The Designated Driver ticket (available online only) which is $15 and will give you admission from 12 - 5 PM. There will only be 500 VIP and 3000 total tickets sold. This event will sell out so ensure you get your tickets as soon as they go on sale. Ticket sales will start at 8 AM on Saturday, 14 April 2018.

All proceeds go to benefit the Bravo Alpha Foundation and we hope that you can join us for this exciting event!

SPECIAL NOTE: You can get a discount code that is good for $5 off each VIP or GA ticket you purchase by simply signing up for  the Bravo Alpha Foundation newsletter. Signing up for our newsletter is quick, easy, simple and free but you better hurry as the discount code will expire at midnight on 30 April 2018. Already an existing Beer Army Foundation newsletter subscriber? Then sit back and relax as the discount code will automatically be sent to you.




Beer Army Burger Company
313 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 288-5814

Cash only please.

Designated Driver tickets are available instantly online only. 

Ticket Fine Print

-21 +, ID required.
-No re-entry.
-No backpacks allowed.
-We pour two ounce samples.
-Last call 15 minutes before session ends.
-No beer is to leave the premises.
-No children, no exceptions.

This ticket is a revocable license, which is subject to termination with denial of admission at the discretion of Beer Army Foundation and its partners (collectively referred to as “hosts”). You will be denied admission or removed from the premises without compensation should the ticket holder act in a disorderly manner or violate the hosts rules or endanger the safety of other patrons. The hosts may stop serving the holder beverages without compensation at any point the ticket holder appears intoxicated. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and dangers incidental to before, during, and after the Festival. Ticket holder agrees that the facility and hosts are not responsible or liable for any injuries, expense, claims or liability resulting from or directly or indirectly related to the Festival. Tickets are non-refundable and the Festival will take place rain or shine.

Hotel Accommodations

Bridge Pointe Hotel and Marina
101 Howell Road
New Bern, NC 28562

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Bern Riverfront
100 Middle Street
New Bern, NC 28560



Rockout as DJ Dog plays your favorite music along with a guest appearance from Steel Town Cowboy. 



The Answer Brewpub (VIP ONLY)

217 Brew Works
Austin Eastciders
Ballast Point Brewing Company
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Bull City Ciderworks
Bravazzi Beverages

Carolina Brewery
Carolina Brewing Company

Casita Cerveceria
Check Six Brewing Company
Clouds Brewing
Coronado Brewing
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Firestone Walker
Foothills Brewing
Funky Buddha Brewing
Harpoon Brewery

Heavy Seas
Highland Brewing Company
Mother Earth Brewing
NoDA Brewing Co.
Parkway Brewing Company
Red Hare Brewing
Shortway Brewing Co.
Tarboro Brewing Company
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
The Unknown Brewing Company
Trollingwood Taproom and Brewery
Uptown Brewing Company
White Street Brewing Company
Wicked Weed Brewing













Brothers Vilgalys

Copper Barrel Moonshine

Diablo Distillery

Doc Porters

Durham Distillery

Fair Game

H & H Distillery

Lassiter Distilling

Mayberry Spirits







Become a Sponsor

Is your company or business interested in becoming an official sponsor of a Beer Army festival? Let us know by email and we'll send you all the info. Be sure to watch our sponsor solicitation video below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Can I volunteer to assist with the festival?
Answer: Yes! Contact our Volunteer Coordinator by email.

Question: Are there designated driver tickets or passes?
Answer: Yes. Reduced price designated driver tickets are available for purchase online only.

Question: Are children allowed in the convention center with a parent or guardian?
Answer: NO! We have tried doing this in the past but it has created too much liability. Under no circumstances will we allow children of ANY age into the festival.

Question: Will my underage spouse be allowed admission?
Answer: NO! We have tried doing this in the past but it has created too much liability. Everybody has to be 21+ to enter the festival. If you buy a ticket it will not be refunded because you are under age.

Question: What does the price of the ticket include?
Answer: For VIP and GA ticket holders only, includes admission into the event, tasting glass and unlimited sampling of beers and wines from over 40 different breweries and wineries. VIP ticket holders also get a special limited edition full size collectors glass that features the Brew Bern and Beer Army color logos (available until the end of the VIP session).

Question: Will food be available?
Answer: Yes. Food will be available for purchase.