Brew at the Zoo

Brew at the Zoo

Save the Date | August 25, 2018

Tap into your wild side at Brew at the Zoo, an adults-only evening event, and sample more than 170 beers from 80+ local, regional and national brewers. Enjoy live music, animal encounters and more at Rhode Island's largest outdoor beer festival. For a complete schedule of this years Brew at the Zoo events and a full map of brewers locations - click here!

Tickets go on-sale starting Friday, June 1, 2018
Please note: Saturday, August 25, the Zoo opens at 9:00 am, last ticket will be sold at noon, and the Zoo will close at 1:00 pm for Brew at the Zoo. 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 are required to show a valid ID. 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. Designated Drivers will also receive a voucher valid for a snack (hot dog, popcorn or a jumbo pretzel) and a soft drink . 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?

Because this is an important fundraiser for the Zoo, there are no additional discounts.

Which Brewers will be at Brew at the Zoo?

We have more than 70 brewers coming to Brew at the Zoo this year. You can find a list of particpating brewers here. (Please note that all breweries are subject to change.)

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. Attendees of this event are not permitted to bring food or beverages into the premises.

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.

How can I volunteer for this event?

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

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What is included with the VIP ticket?

A limited number of VIP ticket holders will be allowed into the event one-hour early at 4:00 and will have the chance to meet the brewers and sample some of their limited-edition and/or premium beers. there will also be cheese sampling from Cabot Cheese, a performance from The Copacetics and other surprises. Guests will also get to roam and explore Hasbros' Big Backyard! Please note that there are no discounts available for VIP ticket purchases.