COVID-19 UPDATE: May 2020: As you might imagine, an event of this size takes some planning–so we’re in the planning phases for this year’s Carousel Center Beer and Wine Festival. Throughout this process we’re working with local and state officials on how we can best proceed with this year’s festival. Obviously our priority is the safety of YOU and our participants. Stay posted for more updates, and hold this date!
Think of beers you’ve never had, some you’ve never even heard of, because that’s what we’ll have. This is an event for the true beer aficionado, someone that loves to try new things.
Searching for latest and greatest beer ?— this event is for you!
We host the most amazing and fantastic breweries who will pour their most sought after beer. The Voracious Rare Beer Festival is a precursor to our large event Saturday, but it is also the ultimate beer geek experience. Tickets are extremely limited, so get yours in hand asap. We select 50 breweries through a rigorous selection process, selected to pour their favorite limited release beers [read as: beers you’ll never have otherwise]. Also included in the evening is dinner, delightfully rare voracious brews, and live music. Tickets are available in the shop and online!
Our aim to is to give those wanting a special beer experience the ultimate good time! The larger 19th annual Carousel Center Beer & Wine Festival on Saturday is a great event for those looking to try hundreds of new beers, but the Voracious & Rare Beer Festival is designed for those who already know what they like. In a more personal setting, you’ll be able to discuss and taste libations with the beer makers individually.
You can drive or UBER of course…. but there’s also this!
Wilmington Water Tours’ Bizzy Bee Water Taxi is excited to provide water taxi service to the Voracious & Rare Beer Festival at the Battleship North Carolina. Water Taxi service will run from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. on October 25th. Pick up for the event will be from the dock located at the intersection of Water Street and Market Street in Downtown Wilmington, adjacent to the Information Booth, passengers will be dropped off at the Piedmont Natural Gas Marine Trail Dock located at the Battleship Park at the Battleship North Carolina. Watch for the option to add on this ticket!
Need a place to stay?
ARRIVE Wilmington effortlessly blends into the historic downtown neighborhood of Wilmington, North Carolina and is comprised of four conscientiously restored and artistically renovated buildings. The 50-key hotel boasts a fresh, modern design that emphasizes low-key luxury, functionality and ultimate comfort. Its courtyard garden with two large brick fireplaces and an outdoor movie and entertainment space serves as a social hub for guests and locals alike. At the heart of the property is Dram Yard, a signature restaurant with a menu focused on a blend of southern coastal and global flavors. The Gazebo Bar, just outside Dram Yard, is surrounded by cozy fire pit nooks, which make for a perfect pre- or post-meal experience. ARRIVE Wilmington is the second hotel to open within the growing ARRIVE Hotels & Restaurants portfolio. For additional information, visit arrivehotels.com/wilmington.
Relax in comfort at our contemporary Hampton Inn hotel located downtown in the Wilmington, NC Historic District, minutes from Wilmington Convention Center and Cape Fear Riverfront. Designed with the modern traveler in mind, our ‘Forever Young’ hotel offers thoughtful amenities to make you feel right at home. Each spacious guest room and studio offers free WiFi, a microwave and mini-fridge. Outside your room, you’ll find an indoor saltwater pool, 24-hour fitness center and business center. Get each day off to a great start with free hot breakfast or grab one of Hampton’s On The Run Breakfast Bags, available Monday – Friday. Feel free to ask our friendly staff to help with anything that might make your stay more comfortable, visit Hampton Inn.
Menus of past:
Bring your party pants and have a fantastic time! Still not quite believing us? This year’s menu comes out a week prior to the event, but check out the beer menu from years past to see what we mean!