Brews & Bites

Thank You to CarolinaEast Health System for Continued Support

April 26, 2019


Allies for Cherry Point’s Tomorrow has initiated our Partnership Campaign as we continue to develop relationships with businesses and individuals in our area.  We are grateful for the ongoing partnership we have had with CarolinaEast Health System for the past several years.  They have been a leader in the health care industry and have set a true example of what it means to be a community partner.  We are looking forward to having them join us at our 4th Annual Brews and Bites community event on Friday, May 3 from 5pm – 9pm in New Bern.  The information below provides valuable insight to CarolinaEast’s invaluable connection to MCAS Cherry Point and FRC East.



3rd Annual Brews & Bites scheduled for Friday, April 27

April 16, 2018


Allies for Cherry Point’s Tomorrow is hosting the 3rd Annual Brews & Bites on the River featuring craft brew, wine, food trucks and music from Hot Buttered Grits. Proceeds benefit ACT, so get your tickets online at


Brews & Bites celebrates with Air Show

April 30, 2017


The 2nd Annual Brews & Bites event was a huge success as guests enjoyed delicious food and drinks, great music and of course, Hubie Tolson’s fantastic Air Show! The event started at 5pm as over 250 people showed up early to enjoy a beautiful evening on the river in downtown New Bern.

Nine North Carolina breweries were represented and nine local restaurants provided appetizers to pair with the brews. Brew Brothers, owned by Victor Wanga and Brandon Shaver, were on site to serve beer and wine on draught. Brew Brothers designs and builds custom kegerators for sale and/or rent for special events. Merchant’s Road, a very talented bluegrass band in New Bern, returned for the second year to entertain the crowd with known favorites as well as a few of their own songs.

Hubie Tolson, a New Bern native and internationally acclaimed stunt pilot, was the special feature at the event and did not disappoint with 20 minutes of heart-stopping stunts that had everyone in awe. Tom Braaten announced the routine for guests so they could better appreciate the complexity of the stunts. The finale featured his Sukhoi stunt plane in a vertical climb at crowd center. At the stop of his vertical climb Tolson stops the engine and propeller while the plane slides backwards toward the ground. He then pushes the airplane along the full length of the show line, inverted, gliding, in total silence.


ACT continues to advocate for the growth and protection of MCAS Cherry Point and FRC East, the largest employer in Craven County. Recent efforts include working with NC legislators to determine current and future plans of wind turbines in Eastern North Carolina. The location of these fields is critical so as not to negatively impact the training efforts of Cherry Point pilots as they continue their flight missions.

The next ACT fundraiser is scheduled for Thursday, September 7 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. Stay tuned for additional information.


Brews & Bites is THURSDAY – forecast looks beautiful!

April 22, 2017


The 2nd Annual Brews & Bites event is Thursday, April 27 from 5-9pm and the forecast looks perfect for an Air Show! Come out to downtown New Bern on the Neuse River and enjoy local craft beer from nearly a dozen local breweries, refreshing wine, delicious food from our favorite restaurants, music by Merchant’s Road and a special Air Show by New Bern’s own and internationally acclaimed stunt pilot, Hubie Tolson!

Tickets are $50 and include beer, food, music and Air Show. There will also be a chance to win a luxurious 3-night stay in River Dunes valued at $900. Raffle tickets are only $5/each (5 for $20). This is a fun night to enjoy with family and friends with one of the best views in New Bern! All proceeds benefit Allies for Cherry Point’s Tomorrow in our effort to protect and grow MCAS Cherry Point and FRC East. Our national security as well as local economy depend on the success of these two entities, so your attendance supports a wonderful cause.

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE and at the following locations:
– The Village Butcher New Bern
– Planet Fitness Havelock
– Planet Fitness New Bern
– New Bern Convention Center



Brews & Bites scheduled for April 27th

April 12, 2017


Brews & Bites Scheduled for April 27th!

Allies for Cherry Point’s Tomorrow will host the 2nd Annual Brews & Bites fundraiser on the Neuse River at the end of Broad Street on Thursday, April 27th from 5pm – 9pm. Enjoy local craft brews and bites from our favorite restaurants. Special feature this year will be New Bern’s own and internationally acclaimed stunt pilot Hubie Tolson! Be entertained with the air show as you listen to great music by Merchant’s Road and enjoy delicious local craft brews and bites. We’ll also have wine, so this event isn’t just for beer drinkers! Tickets include beer, food, music and the air show. Get tickets to win an amazing 3-day, 2-night package at River Dunes; it’s the perfect getaway! Wine and raffle tickets are available for an additional cost.

Get valuable insight about future MCAS Cherry Point endeavors, including next generation F-35B Joint Strike Fighters. Learn about the economic impact to our community and everything ACT is doing to preserve and grow MCAS Cherry Point, the largest employer in Craven and Carteret Counties. Your support is critical to the future of our base, so spread the word with friends and colleagues and make plans to attend this very fun event!

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Alderman ET and Champ Mitchell

Brew Brothers of New Bern
Harold H. Bate Foundation
Carteret Craven Electric C0-Op
Coastal Carolina Regional Airport
Craven Community College
Duke Energy
Edward Jones
River Dunes
Tidewater Air
White Oak Shores RV Resort

Boeck Chiropractic Center
Cieszko Construction Company
City of Havelock
City of New Bern
Coldwell Banker-Willis Smith
Family Tire
Federal Manager’s Association
First Citizens Bank
Fisher Fuels
Hearne’s Jewelers
Kellum Law Firm
Little Caesar’s Pizza, Havelock
Marc Jessup Insurance
Marine Federal Credit Union
Bob & Carol Mattocks
R & W Construction
Rankin & Fiume Orthodontics
Robinson & Stith
Segal Family Charities
Sumrell Sugg Attorneys at Law
The Galley Store

Baker’s Kitchen
Beer Army
Captain Ratty’s
Chelsea Restaurant
Flame Restaurant
La Casetta
Moore’s BBQ
Paula’s Pizza
Village Butcher