Wrightsville Beach Brewery


CAPE FEAR beer & Wine festival

Wilmington, NC will be hosting their eight annual beer and wine festival at the Wilmington Convention Center on 10 March 2018. This 30,000 square foot venue is a first class, state of the art building located at 515 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 in the city’s historic district on the Cape Fear River waterfront. The festival will focus on 60+ American craft micro breweries, wineries and distilleries with over 150 beers, wines and liquors being offered. The Cape Fear Beer and Wine Festival will also feature a DJ, live music, silent auction, Beer-e-oke, A Beer-Cade with 10 old school video games, a Cask Area with Special one off beers made specifically for the event and a blind brew off Hop Storm the Beach between two of your local area breweries 

Check Six Brewing Company and Wrightsville Beach Brewery sponsored by YCH Hops 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 Cape Fear and Beer Army color logos (available until the end of the VIP session). 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, 9 December 2017.

All proceeds go to benefit the Beer Army 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 Beer Army 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 December 2017. Already an existing Beer Army Foundation newsletter subscriber? Then sit back and relax as the discount code will automatically be sent to you.



There are no physical ticket locations in Wilmington at this time. Please check back closer to the event.

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

Official Hotel Sponsor
Courtyard Marriott
229 North 2nd Street
Wilmington, NC 28401




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

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*List subject to change

Abita Brewing Company
Artisan Vines Portuguese Wines
Aviator Brewing Company
Bhramari Brewing Company
Big Boss Brewing Company
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Boston Beer Company
Boulevard Brewing Company
Breckenridge Brewery
Broomtail Craft Brewery
Brothers Vilhalys
Brueprint Brewing Company
Carolina Brewery
Carolinas Vintage Winery
Casita Cerveceria
Chateau Julien Winery
Check Six Brewing Company
Cigar City Brewing
Copper Barrel Moonshine
Coronado Brewing Company
D9 Brewing Company
Deep River Brewing Company
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Doc Porter's Craft Spirits
Durham Distillery
Edward Teach Brewery
Elunes Fruit Moscatos
Elysian Brewing Company
Executive Wines
Four Saints Brewing Company
Gibb's Hundred Brewing Co
Gizmo Brew Works

Golden Road Brewing
Goose Island Brewing Company
Green Man Brewery
Guiness & Co.
H&H Distillery
Highland Brewing Company
Ironclad Brewery
Jamieson Ranch Vineyards
Lonerider Brewing Company
Muddy River Distillery
Nickelpoint Brewing Company
NoDa Brewing Company
O'Connor Brewing Company
Oskar Blues Brewing Company
Pabst Brewing Company
Raleigh Brewing Company
Red Hare Brewing Company
Red Oak Brewery
Salud Cerveceria
Sanctuary Brewing Company
Sandara Wines
Shortway Brewing Co
Starr Hill Brewery
Tarboro Brewing Company
Troegs Independent Brewing
Trollingwood Taproom and Brewery
Uptown Brewing Company
White Street Brewing Company
Wicked Weed Brewing
Wilmington Brewing Company
Wrightsville Beach Brewery
Zebulon Artisan Ales


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.