Philadelphia Zoo to Host Summer Ale Festival

Courtesy of Philadelphia Zoo

Courtesy of Philadelphia Zoo

Beer enthusiasts are welcome to raise a glass to the animal kingdom during the Philadelphia Zoo’s annual Summer Ale Festival. On Saturday, July 25th visitors can attend an evening filled with the region’s finest brews and favorite food truck vendors. Dance to live music alongside jungle creatures like exotic birds, great apes, large cats and other wildlife that call the Zoo home.

Be sure to leave the kids at home, but maybe don’t tell them you’re going to the Zoo.  This adults-only function gives grownups a chance to play like kids again. Yet, now there is alcohol involved.

Spend the evening sampling an impressive crop from over 30 participating breweries from the surrounding area. Each brewery will offer guests a selection of two beers of the brewers’ choosing. All tickets include unlimited access to beer samples and a souvenir tasting cup. Pace yourself and take breaks, perhaps moseying over to the new Gorilla Treeway.

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. and will carry on until 10:00 p.m. General admission to the summer Ale Festival is $55. On-site parking and shuttle service to and from 30th Street Station will also be included with the purchase of every ticket.

Those interested in attending can buy tickets here.