Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Fest on Sale Now

Philadelphia Zoo is back with another edition of their famous Summer Ale Fest on Saturday, July 16th from 7:00pm to 10 PM. Animal lovers are invited for craft beer and hard seltzer along side over 100+ selections pouring from over 65 local, regional and national breweries! This exclusive night also features private zoo access after hours where you can enjoy live entertainment as well delicious light bites from Philly’s top food trucks for an additional charge. This one-of-a kind experience will not only create wonderful memories but funds raised will support the Zoo's mission to create joyful discovery, inspire action for animals and habitats. Tickets are now on sale for $85 for early access admission, $65 for general admission and $35 for non-drinker admission. Summer Ale Fest is limited to those 21 or older with valid identification.

Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Festival Beer on Tap
TomikaTalks | Life in Pumps Photo Courtesy Philadelphia Zoo

“We are thrilled to bring back Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Festival, one of the Zoo’s most popular and exciting events of the year,” says Philadelphia Zoo Chief Marketing and Experience Officer Amy Shearer. “Summer Ale Fest the perfect occasion for the 21+ crowd to spend a beautiful evening outdoors, enjoying a delicious craft brew and food, listening to music, seeing animals and making lifelong memories!”

Philadelphia Summer Ale Fest group of friends toasting and laughing
TomikaTalks | Life in Pumps Photo Courtesy Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Fest will serve up an impressive crop of regional craft brews at this must-attend event for beer enthusiasts. Hot on the heels of Philly Beer Week, Summer Ale Festival continues to quench the region’s unlimited thirst for top quality ales, ciders, seltzers and canned cocktails. Guests will meet dozens of renowned brewers offering delicious award-winning, full-bodied beers and purchase fresh, local fare from the region’s hippest food trucks.

Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Fest Woman holding beer watching parrot
TomikaTalks | Life in Pumps Photo Courtesy Philadelphia Zoo

The early list of breweries is who's who of the local, regional and national beer scene with some of the city and country's most notable brewers. The early list is found below, and is subject to change as the event approaches. 

Aldus Brewing Company
Angry Orchard
Aristaeus Craft Brewing
Bang Seltzer
Bevy Long Drink
Big Oyster
Blake's Hard Cider
Blue Point
Bold Rock Cider
Brewery Techne
Cape May Brewing Company
Chatty Monks Brewing Company
Chestnut Hill Brewing Company
Coastal Spritz
Cricket Hill
Devils Backbone
Dock Street
Double Nickel Brewing Co
Downeast Cider
Eight & Sand Beer Co.
Everyday Weekend
Evil Genius Beer Company
Flying Fish
Gay Beer
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Heavy Seas Beer
Hokkaido Brewing
Iron Hill
Jack's Hard Cider
Japas Cervejaria
Levante Brewing
Lithermans Limited Brewery
Logyard Brewing
McAllister Brewing Company
New Belgium
Picnic Brunch
Ploughman Cider
Rebel Hard Coffee & Tea
River Horse Brewing Co
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Ship Bottom
Sir Charles Hard Cider
Southern Tier
Spring House Brewing
Stable 12 Brewing Company
Stewarts seltzer
Suburban Brewing Company
Triple Bottom
Tröegs Independent Brewing
Two Roads Brewing Co
Urban Village Brewing Co.
Victory Brewing Company 
Von C Brewing Co.
Yards Brewing Company

After guests quench their thirst, they can enjoy delicious lite bites purchased at more than a dozen food trucks also situated throughout the Zoo. The growing list of food trucks so far includes: 

BYZ. Empire
Calle Del Sabor
Deke's Food Truck
The Fabulous Fig
The Little Sicilian
Mi Pueblito Tacos
The Munchy Machine
Philly Hots

Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Fest live entertainment at night
TomikaTalks | Life in Pumps Photo Courtesy Philadelphia Zoo

For entertainment, look for live music acts, local music favorites and DJs spread throughout the festival. For a full complete list of musical acts and food trucks, stay tuned to the Zoo's social media as the event approaches. 

In addition to offering a night of fun and memories for adults only at one of Philly’s top cultural attractions, Summer Ale Festival serves as a fundraiser and supports the Zoo in its mission to create joyful discovery and inspire action for animals and habitats. Three ticket options are on sale now for this special benefit event.  

Early Access: 
6:00pm to 7:00pm
$85 per person includes: 
Entrance into the Festival one hour early
Evening admission to the Zoo
Souvenir tasting cup
Unlimited beer sampling

General Admission: 
7:00pm to 10:00pm
$65 per person includes: 
Evening admission to the Zoo
Souvenir tasting cup
Unlimited beer sampling

$35 includes: 
Evening admission to the Zoo
Complimentary bottle of water at event entrance

Summer Ale Fest is limited to those 21 or older with valid identification. Tickets are available exclusively through www.PhiladelphiaZoo.org.events/ and will not be available for purchase at the door.  Taps close 30 minutes prior to the event end. This is a rain or shine event.

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