Photo courtesy Friends of the National Zoo
From a press release:
“Tickets are now on sale for the National Zoo’s annual Brew at the Zoo event, held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. Hosted by Friends of the National Zoo, more than 60 breweries from around the world will travel to D.C. for the beer tasting extravaganza, all in support of wildlife conservation. Local favorites such as Port City Brewing Company and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will be joined by popular microbreweries including DC Brau Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brewery, Flying Dog Brewery, and New Belgium Brewing Company.
“Being able to taste over 60 brews from some amazing craft and microbreweries, all in the park-like setting of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, really sets this event apart,” said Robert Lamb, Executive Director of Friends of the National Zoo. “Where else can you drink beer and support wildlife?”
VIP ticket holders are invited to mingle in the exclusive VIP area where they will receive full pours of beer and complimentary food tastings by local restaurants including Matchbox, Nick’s Riverside Grill, and Meridian Pint.
VIP guests will get to enjoy special animal demonstrations and will be granted early admission to the event before the general public. VIP tickets are $85 for FONZ members and $100 for nonmembers. General admission tickets are $50 for FONZ members and $65 for nonmembers. Early admission is also available for purchase as an add-on to general admission.
In addition to sampling great hops, guests will be able to purchase food from local spots including Ledo’s Pizza , Rocklands Barbecue and popular food trucks. Guests will be able to mingle with new and old friends while playing lawn games and listening to the live band SLY 45.
Proceeds from the Brew at the Zoo event go toward animal care and conservation at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and around the world. Now that’s something worth toasting!”