Thursday, October 1, 2015 | 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 fifth annual Brew at the Zoo beer-tasting event on Thursday, October 1. 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 tokens. Additional tasting tickets available for purchase
  • Live animal encounters
  • Music
  • Access to some award-winning exhibits including penguins, Day Exhibit, and Jaguar Cove.
  • 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
  • Extra tasting tickets
  • Free zoo ticket to come back
  • Goody bag filled with gifts
  • Access to Tropical Rain Forest Exhibit during VIP hour (5pm - 6pm)

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. 2 to Dec. 31, 2015, you get $3.00 off one general zoo admission.


Participating Breweries

American Brewing Company

McMenamin's Breweries

Anchor Brewing


Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits

Naked City Brewery 

Boundary Bay Brewery

Number 6 Cider

BridgePort Brewing

NW Peaks Brewery

Crispin Hard Cider

Odd Otter Brewing Company

Crux Fermentation Project

Odin Brewing Company

Deschutes Brewery

Outlander Brewing Co.

Diamond Knot Craft Brewing

Peddler Brewing Company

Dirty Bucket Brewing Company

Pelican Pub & Brewery

Elysian Brewing

Pike Brewing Company

Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Reuben's Brews

Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery

Schilling Cider

Fremont Brewing

Seattle Cider Company

Georgetown Brewing Company

Silver City Brewery

Hellbent Brewing Company

Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Co.

Hop Valley Brewing Co.

Stoup Brewing

Lantern Brewing

Twelve Bar Brews

Lucky Envelope Brewing

Two Beers Brewing Co.

Mac & Jack's Brewing Company

Woodchuck Hard Cider

Maritime Pacific Brewing Company




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, goody bag, complimentary buffet, and a free ticket 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 2 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 $5.25 for cars, and $15.75 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.

What animal exhibits will I be able to visit?

You may visit the award-winning Zoomazium, Day Exhibit, Jaguar Cove and penguin exhibits. There will be also be zoo discovery stations and Real Close animal encounters throughout the event. Jaguars have access to the inside part of their exhibit at sunset, so be sure to see them early before they go inside when it gets dark! For safety of our guests, exhibit access to penguins and Jaguar Cove may be closed after dark.

VIP's will be able to visit the Tropical Rain Forest Exhibit from 5pm - 6pm.

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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