"We don't stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing."
- George Bernard Shaw
The Three Eagles Beer Festival, sponsored by the Goldsboro – Three Eagles Rotary Club, a non-profit civic club, is having its third annual fund-raising event to raise money for local non-profit organizations and to support Rotary International in its efforts to promote world peace and understanding. Local non-profits and charities supported have included: Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County, HGDC Community Crisis Center, Arts Council of Wayne County, Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation, Wayne Opportunity Center, and the Family Y. On the international level, funds will be used to support Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate polio through RI’s Polio-plus campaign and to support programs that promote world peace and understanding.
The Three Eagles Beer Festival features craft beers distributed by both local and regional distributors. RA Jeffreys – Goldsboro will be the primary beer distributor. There are approximately forty (40) different beers provided.
At check-in, participants have their IDs checked to ensure they meet the appropriate legal alcohol consumption age; a wristband is issued to verify the participant meets the age requirement, and a signature 4-ounce glass for beer tasting is issued. Participants then move from brewery station to station tasting the various beers. Representative from the breweries and staff from the distributors pour 2 ounces in each glass for tasting. Literature from the breweries is provided describing the beers and the breweries.
Entertainment is provided by a band. The 2017 beer festival will feature Ewe’s Tree, a Raleigh, NC Irish group. A food truck will be available at the beer fest.
The Three Eagles Beer Festival will also have shuttle services available for local transportation, specifically for those participants who reside at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base to encourage safe and legal participation by the airmen.
VIP Admission: 1pm - 6pm ($54) includes an extra hour, souvenir & signature tasting glass
General Admission: 2pm - 6pm ($38) includes signature tasting glass