Exciting Changes for Juice on the Neuse April 20 and 21, 2018 Galley Stores LLC and Swiss Bear, Inc. are pleased to announce their collaboration for Juice on the Neuse, New Bern’s premier wine and craft beer festival weekend. Started by Galley Stores in 2013, Juice on the Neuse has grown to be a local favorite and includes the Juice Joint, a celebration of NC’s “spirited” past, and the Wine & Craft Beer Festival, the largest wine tasting and craft beer event in New Bern. Galley Stores has always hoped Juice on the Neuse could grow to be a bigger, more robust event, beyond its current footprint, in an effort to showcase Greater Downtown New Bern.
We are looking to achieve this goal over the next three to five years, with moving Juice on the Neuse from October to April as the first step. The previously scheduled 2017 dates of October 20 and 21 were moved to April 20 and 21, 2018. This is being done in an effort to offer New Bern a significant downtown event in the spring. According to John Bircher, Chair of Swiss Bear, “the Board of Directors is excited to partner in this well-established event and to be part of its future growth.”