June 2, 2018
On Saturday, August 4th from 6 to 9pm, the Utica Zoo will host the 20th Annual Brewfest fundraising event, the zoo’s largest adult fundraiser of the year!
The beer tasting event takes place on the beautiful grounds of the Utica Zoo under large tents and a pavilion, rain or shine. More than 100 craft beers will be on tap for you to sample, enjoy wine samples and hard cider too. The first 3,000 attendees will receive a commemorative 2018 Brewfest pint glass. Tickets include pint glass, beer, cider, and wine samples, admission to the zoo, live music by China Pig and Soup Bone Charlie, and food samples. Participate in a silent auction inside the zoo’s auditorium, where you can bid-on and win electronics, gift certificates, lawn & garden equipment, jewelry, and more. Complimentary water and soda will be available for all attendees.
Brewfest is a 21 & over event, and you must have a ticket and photo ID to enter.
All proceeds from Brewfest benefit the animals at the Utica Zoo! Free parking is available at the Utica Zoo on a first come first served basis, with overflow parking at MVCC Payne Hall Lot and the Parkway Rec Center. Free shuttle buses will take you to and from the zoo. Attendees may be dropped off and picked up at the zoo. Get home safe!
General Admission: $40 in advance and $45 at the door
Utica Zoo Members: $35 in advance and $40 at the door. (Members, if you are ordering online, please enter your email as the promotional code FIRST to get the member discount.)
Designated Drivers: $25 in advance and at the door. Designated drivers will not be served alcohol at the event.
Tickets available at Utica Zoo Gift Shop, 16 Stone Brewing, Beer Belly Bob’s, Beer Here, Chanatry’s, Copper City Brewery, Fulton Chain Brewery, Gems Along the Mohawk, Marcy Discount Beverage, Saranac Brewery Shop, & Woodland Brewery
NY – 16 Stone, Beak and Skiff 1911, Brooklyn Brewery, Browns Brewing, Butternuts, Cooperstown Brewing, Copper City Brewery, Crazy Williez Brewery, Critz Farms Cider, Ellicotville Brewing,Empire Brewery, Four Mile Brewery, Fulton Chain Brewery, Genesee Brewery, Good Nature Farm Brewery, Gun Hill Brewery, Ithaca Brewery, Lake Placid Brewery, McKenzie’s Cider, Middle Ages Brewery, Mill House Brewery, Nightshift Brewery, Ommegang Brewery, Saranac, Sixpoint Brewery, Southern Tier Brewery, The Bronx Brewery, Zero Gravity Brewery CA – 21st Amendment, AleSmith Brewery, Firestone Walker, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada, Stone Brewing Co. CO – Left Hand Brewery, New Belgium, Oskar Blues Brewery CT – Stoney Creek Brewery, Two Roads Brewery IL – Mike’s Hard, Social Sparkling Wine, White Claw LA – Abita Brewery MA – Boston Brewing, Downeast Cider, Harpoon Brewery, Jack’s Abby, Sam Adams ME – Allagash Brewing Co., Shipyard MI – Founders, New Holland Brewing NH – Smuttynose Brewing Co. OH – Brewdog, Truly Hard Seltzer PA – Troegs Brewery
VT – Long Trail, Magic Hat, Switchback, Von Trapp Brewery TX – Mighty Swell Brewing, Shiner Bock UT – Uinta Brewing WI – Leinenkugel Belgium – Stella Artois Canada – Collective Arts Denmark – Carlsberg
Brewfest is sponsored by:
I Love NY, Marcy Discount Beverage, McCraith Beverages, Spirit and Sanzone Distributors, Tri-Valley Beverage, Townsquare Media and PERFEX.
Note: Some animals may be off exhibit at 7:30pm for the safety of the animals and our keeper staff.
Zoo Hours: Please note that the Utica Zoo is open from 10AM to 2PM on this day and will reopen at 6PM for Brewfest.