Utica Zoo Brewfest 2019

June 4, 2019


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The 2019 Utica Zoo Brewfest returns for its 21st year on August 3, 2019, from 6pm-9pm! Sample over 100 different beers from around the country, and around the world!

The beer tasting event takes place on the beautiful grounds of the Utica Zoo.  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 2019 Brewfest pint glass.

Tickets include a 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. Brewfest is rain or shine. Several large tents and pavilions are available in the event of inclement weather.

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. Rideshare, such as Uber, Lyft, local taxi companies, or private drop off is encouraged. All rideshare vehicles will be permitted to drop off and pick up attendees at the gate. Please travel safely.

Ticket Prices:

General Admission: $40 in advance and $45 at the door

Utica Zoo Members: $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Available online through Eventbrite or at the Utica Zoo Gift Shop. (Note: When purchasing tickets through Eventbrite, enter your membership e-mail as your promotional code.)

Designated Drivers: $25 in advance and at the door. Designated drivers will not be served alcohol at the event.

 

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Ticket Locations:

Tickets available at Utica Zoo Gift Shop and Eventbrite. Additional ticket purchase locations to be announced.

Breweries: (Breweries may change without notice)

NY – 16 Stone, Beak and Skiff 1911, Adirondack Brewery, Artisinal Brew Works, Blue Line Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, Browns Brewing, Buried Acorn 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, Red Shed 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 FL – Crook & Marker Seltzer  IL – Mike’s Hard, Social Sparkling Wine, White Claw LA – Abita Brewery MA – Boston Brewing, Downeast Cider, Harpoon Brewery, Jack’s Abby, Sam Adams, Truly Hard Seltzer ME – Allagash Brewing Co., Shipyard MI – FoundersBrewing Co., New Holland Brewing NH – Smuttynose Brewing Co. OH – Brewdog, Great Lakes Brewing Co., Twisted Tea  PA – Troegs Brewery VT – Long Trail, Magic Hat, Otter Creek Brewing, Switchback, Von Trapp Brewery TN – Cape Line Sparkling Cocktails, Arnold Palmer Spiked  TX – Mighty Swell Brewing, Shiner Bock UT – Uinta Brewing WI – Leinenkugel Belgium – Stella Artois Canada – Collective Arts Denmark – Carlsberg Mexico – Corona Refresca

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 7:30 pm for the safety of the animals and our keeper staff.

Zoo Hours: Please note that the Utica Zoo is open from 10 AM to 1 PM on this day and will reopen at 6 PM for Brewfest.