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Thursday, October 6, 2016 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
VIP Entry at 5:00 p.m.

21+ only, ID required





Raise your glass to conservation and animals!

Join Woodland Park Zoo for the sixth annual Brew at the Zoo beer-tasting event on Thursday, October 6. Sample imports, domestics, microbrews and even ciders from over 40 different breweries. 21+ years and over only!



  • $30 per person (includes service fee.)
  • $70 per person for VIP Tickets (includes service fee. )

Event includes:

  • Admission to Brew at the Zoo
  • 7 tasting tickets.
  • Additional tasting tickets available for purchase.
  • Real Close animal encounters
  • Access to some award-winning exhibits.
  • Tasty treats available for purchase

Brew at the Zoo VIP Tickets

In addition to all benefits listed above, VIP tickets also include:

  • Early entry at 5:00 p.m.
  • Souvenir tasting glass
  • Complimentary buffet
  • 3 additional tasting tickets
  • A Family Fun Pack of 4 zoo admission tickets (worth up to $64.40)
  • Exclusive animal encounter

This is an after-hours, adults-only event. You must be 21 years or older and have a valid ID for entry. Brew at the Zoo will take place in both indoor and outdoor spaces, rain or shine. No refunds.


Get a zoo discount with your Brew at the Zoo ticket

Hold onto your Brew at the Zoo ticket after the event; if you bring it to the zoo from Oct. 7 to Dec. 31, 2016, you get $3.00 off one general zoo admission.


Participating Breweries

Bad Jimmy's Brewing

Mazama Brewing

Ballast Point Brewing

McMenamin's Brewery

Bluebird Microcreamery & Brewery

Naked City Brewery

Bounday Bay Brewery

Neigel Vintners Cider

BridgePort Brewing 

New Belgium Brewing

Deschutes Brewery

Ninkasi Brewing

Diamond Knot Brewing

Number 6 Cider 

Dirty Bucket Brewing

NW Peaks Brewery

Elysian Brewing

Odd Otter Brewing

Firestone Walker Brewing 

Odin Brewing

Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery

Outlander Brewing

Fremont Brewing

Pedder Brewing

Full Sail Brewing

Pelican Pub & Brewery

Georgetown Brewing

Pike Brewing

Hellbent Brewing

Portland Cider Company

Hop Valley Brewing 

Prison Break Brewing

Lagunitas Brewing


Lantern Brewing

Silver City Brewery

Lazy Boy Brewing

Small Town Brewery 

Lucky Envelope Brewing

Snoqualmie Falls Brewing 

Mac & Jack's Brewery

Stoup Brewing

Maritime Pacific Brewing


Frequently Asked Questions

What is included with my ticket?

General admission tickets include event admission, 7 tasting tickets, and exclusive access to select zoo exhibits.

VIP tickets include early admission at 5:00 p.m., extra tasting tickets, access to additional animal exhibits until 6pm, a souvenir tasting glass, complimentary buffet, and 4 free tickets to come back to the zoo.

Brew at the Zoo tickets do not include admission to the zoo. If you’d like to visit the zoo during operating hours (9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.), you will need to purchase a regular zoo admission ticket. However, if you bring your Brew at the Zoo ticket to the zoo between October 7 and December 31, you will receive $3.00 off a regular zoo admission ticket.

What if I will not be drinking the beer? Do I still need to buy a ticket?

Yes, a ticket and an ID are required for everyone attending the event. There are no discounted tickets for those who will not be drinking beer, but tasting tickets are transferable.

Are tickets available the day of the event?

If not sold out, Brew at the Zoo tickets will be available at the door, but make sure to get your ticket early and check the web page for sellout updates. You may purchase tickets online by clicking the “BUY TICKETS” button on the Brew at the Zoo home page.

Can I purchase a bottle or case of beer at this event? Can I drink it at the event?

No, other than the samples, beer will not be sold at this event.

Will there be food available at the event? What kind of food?

Yes, food will be available for purchase from Lancer Catering, and will include grill items, pizza, snacks, sandwiches, etc. Food is cash or credit card only (no checks).

Can I bring my own food?

Because this event is being held inside Lancer Catering’s Food Pavilion and is not a picnic-style event, outside food is prohibited.

Are the items available for purchase at the event cash only, or will you accept credit cards?

Items for sale at this event other than food (admission tickets, tasting tickets or fundraising activities) may be purchased with cash, check or credit card. Food may be purchased with cash or credit card only. There is an ATM located inside the event for convenient cash needs.

Where do I park? How much does parking cost?

The best parking for this event is in the zoo lots located along Phinney Avenue N. and N. 59th Street. The lot accessible on N. 50th & Fremont Ave. N. will also be open, but the West and North lots are recommended (first come, first served).

Pay-for-parking kiosks are located at each lot. Parking is $6 for cars, and $18 for buses, RVs and other oversize vehicles.

Disabled parking is available in all zoo lots.

Additional parking is located in Lower Woodland Park at N. 50th and Aurora Ave N., about .1 mile from the zoo’s South Entrance. If you must park on streets surrounding the zoo, please be courteous and do not block driveways.

What should I wear? What happens if it’s raining?

This is a casual event that takes place in both indoor and outdoor spaces. The event will be held rain or shine, so please dress appropriately.

Can I walk anywhere in the zoo with my beer?

Legally you must stay within the event perimeter (Food Pavilion, West Plaza, Zoomazium, Penguins, Jaguar Cove, walking path, etc.) during event hours. Please be respectful of the barricades and signage that will be in place during the event. Open containers or cups of beer will not be allowed off zoo grounds. 

No drinks allowed in Tropical Rain Forest and Day Exhibit at any time.

Do I need to bring my own glass, like I did for the zoo’s Tasting Flight wine events?

No. For Brew at the Zoo, compostable cups for general admission ticket-holders and souvenir tasting glasses for VIP ticket-holders will be provided for sampling the beer and ciders. A limited supply of souvenir glasses will be available for purchase.

Is this event raising money for the zoo?

Yes! Ticket sales, fundraising games or raffles, and extra tasting tickets all raise money to benefit Woodland Park Zoo. Since this is an after-hours fundraising event, regular zoo membership admission does not apply.

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