Brew at the Zoo

This weekend you will have the chance to drink all the beer you want while roaming among elephants, lions, and giraffes. The Louisville Zoo’s annual Brew at the Zoo takes place this Saturday August 25th and is sure to be a roaring good time. 

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and plant yourself in the large field where the band 100% Poly will be playing 70’s and 80’s inspired music for your entertainment.  More than thirty local and regional breweries will be at the Zoo offering many varieties of beer and wine and with your ticket price covering all the beer you can drink, you could potentially try them all! Nearly Forty local restaurants will be offering delicious specialties to indulge your taste buds and help soak up some of that alcohol. For those of you not drinking or for the lucky one that gets to drive home, they will have non-alcoholic options for you.  

Brew at the Zoo is only open to visitors 21 and over, with no exceptions.  Festivities begin Saturday evening at 4:00pm and end at 9:00pm. Individual tickets are $45.00, and designated driver tickets are $30.00. V.I.P tickets are $89.00. Individual ticket prices include the entertainment, all you can drink beer and wine, food, and 5oz mug. VIP ticket extras include a tee shirt, separate entrance to the zoo, VIP tasting glass, access to VIP tent which includes special brews, food, and private restrooms. The VIP ticket pretty much means no lines, easier access to bathrooms and more food. Tickets can be bought online at Get your tickets quick because I’m sure its going to sell out. 

Louisville, and Kentucky as a region has some great beer. Some of the breweries that will be represented at Brew at the Zoo are Against the Grain Brewery, Arcadia Brewery, Boston Beer Company, Bluegrass Brewing Company, Crispin Cider, Brooklyn Brewery, Cumberland Brewery, Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Falls City Beer, Green Flash Brewing Company, Harpoon Brewery, Left Hand Brewery, Magic Hat Brewing Company, New Albanian Brewing Company, Rogue Ales, Schiner Beers, Thirsty Dog Brewing Company, Upland Brewing Company, and Wyder’s Cider.

Some great local restaurants will be serving food at Brew at the Zoo as well. Some of the local fare will be from Kern’s Kitchen, Mark’s Feed Store, RiRa Irish Pub, Roosters, The Irish Rover, The Monkey Wrench, and Za’s Pizza. 

Menage A Troi, Best Vineyards, 14 hands, Columbia Crest, Primal Roots, Relax, Ruffino, Thorny Rose and Beringer Founder’s Estate will be the Vineyards supplying the wine for the event. There will also be water and local coffee from VINT, Sunergos, and Heine Brothers. 

Brew at the Zoo is all about fun and flavor; music, good eats and good beer. The event gives adults an excuse to go to one of their favorite childhood places and play again, although now with adult beverages. I recommend Brew at the Zoo highly as a night out of fancy free fun. I must say however, to drink and play responsibly…

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