Brew at the Zoo

Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, August 18, 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.

About Brew at the Zoo

21+ Event

This beer-tasting event offers guests the opportunity to walk on the wild side as they sample offerings from a variety of breweries and restaurants. The entire zoo (weather permitting) will be open for this event.

Sip some delicious brews and visit with western lowland gorillas, ring-tailed lemurs, pygmy hippos, and other species in the Zoo’s Tropical Forest Pavilion, as well as giraffes, zebras, kangaroos and many other animals. Don’t miss a visit to Aussie Aviary, a seasonal free-flight aviary featuring brightly-colored budgies.

Wander off the beaten path on a prehistoric journey through time in Franklin Park Zoo’s all-new immersive experience, Destination Dino! You’ll come face-to-face with colossal creatures from the past, from the towering Tyrannosaurus Rex to the emu-like Citipati.

Early-bird Admission: $55 through July 18; $60 starting July 19
Day-of Admission: $65
VIP Admission: $100 - You'll have exclusive access to the VIP tent with food and beer provided by John Harvard’s, as well as an animal encounter. VIP guests also receive a Brew at the Zoo T-shirt.

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Thank you!
Proceeds from Brew at the Zoo support the operation and continued growth of Zoo New England, its education programs and conservation initiatives.

Event Sponsorship
Is your company interested in sponsoring this event? Zoo New England has many different types of packages that will fit your company’s goals. Please contact Audrey Bedoucha at abedoucha@zoonewengland.com or 617-989-2692 for more information.


 Aeronaut Logo  Boneup Logo  Brooklynbrewing
 Cambridgebrewingco Logo Percival Logo   Farmerwillies Logo
Mightyswell Logo Narragansett Logo  Turtleswamp Logo
 Lagunitas (1) Mayflowerbrewing   Tiger Logo
ClownShoesBeer Exibitalogo Whalers
 Deadwood Logo 21stAmendment Castleisland Logo 
Ballastpoint Logo  BentWater Shiner 
 TrueNorth Jackabbey Logo  Stone Brewery
Moonhill Logo Lefty Brewery  UFO Brewery 
Harpoon Logo  Stormalong Logo  Founders Logo
Startline Logo  Samadams Logo  Zelus Logo
Silvaticus Logo Ipswichale Logo   Johnharvards Logo
Downtheroad Logo  Westfieldriver Logo  Thetap Logo
Portico Logo Tworoadsbrewing  

Food and other Beverages

7Ate9 Logo  Willowtree Logo (1)  Honesttea Logo
 Utz Backdeck RedsStreetKitchen
 Wegmans Logo


Transportation will be provided to and from the Forest Hills MBTA station and the Zoo at the following times, running continuously:

  • 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.: Forest Hills MBTA to Franklin Park Zoo's Giraffe Entrance
  • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.: Franklin Park Zoo's Giraffe Entrance to Forest Hills MBTA

Zoo staff will be available to assist in boarding buses.

Brewery/Restaurant Participation Application

For more information about hosting a sampling station, please contact Samantha Ricciardi at sricciardi@zoonewengland.com or 617-379-5122.

Order your Brew Swag



Order some Brew at the Zoo Swag!

Brew at the Zoo T-shirt:
Light-blue, 100% cotton t-shirt featuring Brew at the Zoo logo. Available in sizes S – XL.

  • $17.45 (includes shipping)

Brew at the Zoo and Ales & Tails Bottle Opener:
Double-sided, laser-carved. Featuring Brew at the Zoo logo and Ales & Tails logo. Custom crafted by a Zoo New England zookeeper!

  • $11.10 (includes shipping)

Please contact Courtney Ready at 617-379-5184 or email cready@zoonewengland.com.


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