9th Annual

jolly skull beer & Wine festival

Greenville, North Carolina will be hosting their ninth annual beer and wine festival at the Greenville Convention Center on January 26, 2019. 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 two 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 - 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 Bravo Alpha logos in color (available until the end of the VIP session). 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, 20 October 2018.

There will be NO designated Driver tickets available for this event--this was a tough decision, but we have had too many issues in the past that open us up for liability. We will be working with several ride-sharing and taxi companies to make sure you get to and from the event safely. 

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 10 November 2018. Already an existing Bravo Alpha Foundation newsletter subscriber? Then sit back and relax as the discount code will automatically be sent to you.


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

Cash only please.

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 Bravo Alpha 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


Live music from Blake Samperi and Company and then rockout with DJ DOG.


brewerY, Winery and Distillery list

Heavy Seas

Highland Brewing

Jamieson Ranch Vineyards

Lonerider Brewing Co.

Mother Earth

Neuse River Brewing Company

Nickelpoint Brewery

Oskar Blues

Parkway Brewing Co.

Pitt Street Brewing Co.

Primal Brewery

Raleigh Brewing Company

Red Hare Brewing

Sandara Wines

Shortway Brewing Co.

Spaceway Brewing Co.

Tobacco Wood Brewing Co.

Tarboro Brewing Company

The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

Uptown Brewing Company

Uinta Brewing Company

Vindimia Wines

White Street Brewing

217 Brew Works

Austin Eastciders

Aviator Brewing Company

Ballast Point Brewing Co

BDD Brewing Company

Billy Beer

Bold Rock Hard Cider

Bombshell Beer Company

Butternut Wines

Casita Cerveceria

Catawba Brewing

Champion Brewing Company

Chateau Morrisette Wines

Cigar City Brewing

Coronado Brewing Co

Deep River

Durty Bull Brewing Company

Elunes Fruit Moscatos

Executive Wines

Fish Hippie Wines

Foothills Brewing

Funguys Brewing

Funky Buddha

Gizmo Brew Works

Harpoon Brewery

More to be added daily…




Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Can I be a sponsor or vendor at the festival?
Answer: Yes! Contact our event Director by email.

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 Bravo Alpha color logos (available until the end of the VIP session).

Question: Can I volunteer to assist with the festival?
Answer: Yes! You can sign up here.

Question: Are there designated driver tickets or passes?
Answer: No. We have had too many issues in the past—we will be working with ride share and taxi companies to make sure everyone gets to and from the event safely.

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