Brew at the Zoo

Brew at the Zoo

Save the Date! Saturday, August 26, 2017

Tap into your wild side at Brew at the Zoo, presented by ALEX AND ANI at this adults-only evening event, sample more than 100 beers from more than 70+ local, regional and national brewers. Enjoy live music, animal encounters and more at Rhode Island's largest outdoor beer festival.

Tickets will be sold online starting in early June. 

Please note: Daytime Zoo admission is 9:00 - 11:00 am on Saturday, August 26 to prepare for the event. This is a 21+ event, and no person under the age of 21 will be permitted (This includes young children and infants in strollers). All attendees will be required to show a valid ID at the gate. Rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

Brew at the Zoo FAQs
Are tickets refundable?

No, tickets for Brew at the Zoo are non-refundable.

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What does the Designated Driver ticket price include?

Designated Driver ticket holders enjoy admission to the event, which includes fun entertainment like live music, animal encounters, and Zoo exhibits, and receive a commemorative Brew at the Zoo pint glass. This ticket does not permit the consumption of alcohol at the event.

Can Designated Drivers drink at this event?

Designated Driver ticket holders CANNOT consume alcohol at Brew at the Zoo. There are drink stations located throughout the event for free water, and soft drinks are available for purchase.

Can a Designated Driver be under 21 years old?

No person under the age of 21 will be permitted at Brew at the Zoo. We check all IDs at the door of the event. We will turn away any person under the age of 21.

Can I bring my young child or baby to this event?

We do not allow any person under the age of 21 on the premises during Brew at the Zoo. We check all IDs at the door of the event. We will turn away any person under the age of 21. This includes infants and small children.

Do RWP Zoo members get a discount to this event?

Please check back in early June for any discount offers.

Which Brewers will be at Brew at the Zoo?

We have more than 65 brewers coming to Brew at the Zoo this year.

How does the beer sampling process work?

General admission ticket holders will receive a small beer tasting cup to sample all craft brews available at the event. There is no extra charge per beer sample. Please drink responsibly.

Will there be food at this event?

Yes! We have festive food carts available, and the Zoo’s two cafes will be open for food purchases.

Are there other types of alcoholic beverages available for purchase at this event?

No, the only alcohol served at Brew at the Zoo will be the more than 100 samples of craft beers and ciders available to general admission ticket holders.

Will the entire Zoo be open during this event?

All Zoo exhibits will be open to Brew at the Zoo guests until 7:30pm, with the exception of the Wetlands Trail.

How can I volunteer for this event?

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email