April 07, 2018
5:30PM - 9:00PM
2018-04-07 5:30PM 2018-04-07 9:00PM America/New_York April Brew at the Zoo 2018! Private

April Brew at the Zoo 2018!

Please note that our ticket booth will close at 2:15pm and the Zoo will close at 3:00pm so that we can complete preparations for Brew At The Zoo!  All guests will have to exit the Zoo by 3:00pm. Brew At The Zoo is a separate, advance-ticketed, event. Thank you!

BREW 2018 is SOLD OUT. Thank you!

Advance tickets required. Tickets will NOT be available at the gate.



Palm Beach County's most unique craft beer festival is back!

Advance tickets required.

Celebrate South Florida's amazing beer with samples from at least 25 of our local brewers.  The breweries are spread through out the Zoo with 2-3 different brews each.  That means 60+ different beers that you could try.  Brewery reps are on hand to answer your questions about their products.  Plus, you'll get to see amazing wildlife including many highly endangered species. BTW, this also happens to be National Beer Day... so another reason to join us!!!

Since all the beer is brewed within 100 miles of the Zoo, this is the lowest carbon footprint beer festival in the Southeast.  Plus, local breweries create local jobs.  Both important considerations in living sustainably!  Also, many craft brewers are very conservation oriented in their daily operation.  That's good for you and for wildlife!

Scroll down for the ticket purchase link, brewery list and food vendor list.

This is a great opportunity to try out some phenomenal craft beer, so you know what you want to buy at your favorite watering hole or grocery.  Please remember, this is a sampling event, with 2 oz samples in your collectable mug.  And while your admission includes unlimited samples we know that you'll drink responsibly!  BTW, if you try to sample every brew available during the event you would probably blow a 0.15 BAC or greater...twice the legal limit.

Here's what's included:

General Admission $37.50 + service charge

  • 6:00pm-9:00pm admission to the event inside the Zoo
  • Collectable sampling mug
  • Lanyard to hold your mug while you eat, etc.
  • Sampling from 25 breweries, each with 2 or 3 brews
  • Great food available to purchase from local restaurants, see list below
  • Roving live music by Hot Java Band
  • Live music by Rogue Theory Band on the VSP Marketing Group main stage

    Rogue Theory Band

VIP Admission $67.50 + service charge  -  LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE...ONLY 200!

  • Includes all of the above in General Admission, plus...
  • Early entry at 5:30pm
  • Free food courtesy of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar in the Tropics Cafe 5:30-8:00pm, while it lasts
  • Beer samples not available to General Admission
  • Collectable t-shirt (be sure to select your ticket based on preferred t-shirt size, however, size not guaranteed)
  • Live music by Bobby G

Applebee's - VIP Food Sponsor for Brew At The Zoo 2018

5 locations in Palm Beach County


Designated Driver $15.00 + service charge

  • Free water and soft drinks at the Tropics Cafe Snack Window and Dippin' Dots kiosk in the Fountain Plaza
  • Live Music
  • Great food available to purchase from local restaurants
  • Designated Driver ticket purchasers PLEDGE to arrive sober and NOT CONSUME any alcohol during the event
  • May enter at 5:30pm if accompanying a VIP ticket holder (free food not included)
  • Please note, we are not able to upgrade designated driver tickets to sampling tickets (VIP or GA).


Government issued ID required for entry.

Rain or Shine, no refunds.


Advance tickets required. Tickets will NOT be available at the gate.

Online sales end at noon Friday (4/6/18) or when sold out, whichever comes first.

For the safety and comfort of all attendees, infants/toddlers/children are NOT permitted.

Please note: The Palm Beach Zoo is a non-smoking facility, including e-cigs.

As much as we hate to bring this up, it has become an issue...please use the restrooms or provided porta-lets.  Anyone found urinating elsewhere in the Zoo will be ejected immediately.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Event entry information: Have your legal, government issued ID (showing that you are 21 or older) and your printed bar code ticket or mobile device ticket handy.  Our ticketing team will go down the line checking ID's, scanning & collecting tickets, and issuing wristbands.  We strongly recommend that your entire party enter the line together.  If your driver has dropped you off and parked in Dreher Park South, joining you in line after your party has been wristbanded, be sure they see one of our ticketing team members to get their ticket scanned.  Wristbands will only be issued to people presenting a valid ticket and ID.  Any pereson without a wristband will not be admitted and in fairness to those who follow the procedure any issues will be resolved after all wristbanded guests have entered the event. If you exit the event, no re-entry is permitted.

Participating Breweries

(subject to change, more to come)

Due South Brewing Co

NOBO Brewing Co

Devour Brewing Co

Prosperity Brewers

Accomplice Ciderworks

Mathews Brewing Co

Funky Buddha Brewery

26 Degree Brewing Co

The Weed Reaper Experiment

Lauderale Brewery

Hop Life Brewing Co

Copperpoint Brewing

Civil Society Brewing

West Palm Brewery & Wine Vault

Side Door Brewing

Tequesta Brewing Co

Twisted Trunk Brewing

Ookapow Brewing Co

Bangin Banjo Brewing

Saltwater Brewery

Royal Palm Brewing Co

Barrel of Monks


Hollywood Brewing Co

Dixie Brewery & Grill


Food Vendors

Aioli restaurant


Non-Food Vendors


Parking information: The main Zoo parking lots will fill up quickly, probably by 4:30pm. Please follow the directions of our parking attendants.  Park only in marked parking spots or where our attendant directs you. Vehicles parked in driving lanes or in front of Zoo perimeter access gates will be towed. There is plenty of additional parking on the south side of Summit Blvd. in Dreher Park South (Lots A, B, C and the soccer field). We'll be running free shuttle busses between those lots and the bus stop on the perimeter of our main parking lot starting around 5pm for arriving guests and continuing until about 10:00pm for departing guests picking up at the street end of our entry sidewalk.  There is no charge for parking.


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