jolly skull beer & Wine festival

Greenville, North Carolina will be hosting their eigth annual beer and wine festival at the Greenville Convention Center on January 20, 2018. This 41,000 square foot venue is a first class, state of the art building located at 303 SW Greenville Blvd, Greenville, NC 27834. The festival will focus on 50+ American craft micro breweries and wineries with over 125 beers and wines being offered. The Jolly Skull 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 Jolly Skull and Beer Army logos in color (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, 21 October 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 11 November 2017. Already an existing Beer Army Foundation newsletter subscriber? Then sit back and relax as the discount code will automatically be sent to you.




Uptown Brewing Company
418 Evans Street
Greenville, NC 27858
(252) 689-6487

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

Greenville Convention Center
303 SW Greenville Blvd
Greenville, NC 27834
(252) 321-7671

Cash only please.

Designated Driver tickets are available 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

Holiday Inn Greenville
203 W. Greenville Blvd.
Greenville, NC 27834

Hilton Greenville
207 SW Greenville Blvd.
Greenville, NC 27834

Hampton Inn Greenville
305 SW Greenville Blvd.
Greenville, NC 27834


Entertainment presented by
A.J. MCmurphy's

Rockout as DJ Dog plays your favorite music along with a guest appearance from Rural Route Romance. 

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brewery and winery list

*List is subject to change

Lonerider Brewing Company
Mother Earth Brewing Company
Natty Green's Brewing Co
New Belgium Brewing Company
Nicklepoint Brewing Company
NoDa Brewing Company
Oskar Blues Brewing Company
Outer Banks Brweing Station
Parkway Brewing Company
Pianetta Winery
Pitt Street Brewing Company
Puerto Viejo Winery
Raleigh Brewing Company
Red Hare Brewing Co.
Red Oak Brewery
Sandara Winery
Starr Hill Brewery
Tarboro Brewing Company
Terrapin Beer Company
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Triple C Brewing Company
Trollingwood Brewery
Uptown Brewing Company
Vivify Beverages
Weathervane Winery
White Street Brewing Company
Woodstock Wines

Aviator Brewing Company
Bell's Brewery
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Bombshell Beer Company
Boston Beer Company
Brueprint Brewing Company
Bull City Ciderworks
Carolina Brewery
Carolina Brewing Company
Carolinas Vintage Winery
Casita Cerveceria
Catawba Brewing Company
Cigar City Brewing Company
Clouds Brewing
Coronado Brewing Company
Deep River Brewing Company
Double Barley Brewing
Elunes Moscatos
Fullsteam Brewery
Gizmo Brew Works
Harpoon Brewery
Heavy Seas Beer
Highland Brewing Company
Hi-Wire Brewing Company
Hutton Vineyards
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Left Hand Brewing Company
Lonerider Brewing Company





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 50 different breweries and wineries. VIP ticket holders also get a special limited edition full size collectors glass that features the Jolly Skull 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.