Philadelphia Zoo to Host Annual Summer Ale Festival on July 25

Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Fest 2015

On Saturday, July 25 from 6:30-10:00pm, Philadelphia Zoo will host Summer Ale Fest, an evening filled with regional craft beers and delicious food for purchase from local food truck vendors. An annual favorite, and adults-only experience, Summer Ale Festival combines exceptional food, drink and live music with brilliantly colored birds, majestic great apes, astonishing big cats and other wildlife that call America’s first zoo home.

At Summer Ale Fest,  Philadelphia Zoo offers beer enthusiasts more than 30 breweries including:

  • 21st Amendment
  • Cape May Brewing Co.
  • Carton Brewing Co.
  • Chatty Monks Brewing Co.
  • Chesapeake Brewing Co.
  • Conshohoken Brewing Co.
  • Crystal Ball Brewing Co.
  • Evil Genius Beer Co.
  • Evolution Craft Brewing
  • Fordham & Dominion Brewing Co.
  • Free Will Brewing Co.
  • Free Will Brewing.
  • Hardball Cider
  • Lancaster Brewing Co.
  • Manayunk Brewing Co.
  • Naked Brewing Co.
  • Narraganset Brewing Co.
  • Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co.
  • Old Forge Brewing Co.
  • Prism Brewing Co.
  • River Horse Brewing Co.
  • Rock Bottom Brewery
  • Round Guys Brewing Co.
  • Roy-Pitz Brewing Co.
  • Saucony Creek Brewing Co.
  • Sixpoint Craft Ales
  • Spring House Brewing
  • St. Benjamin Brewing
  • Stable 12 Brewing Company
  • The Traveler Beer Company
  • Uinta Brewing Co.
  • Vermont Hard Cider Co.
  • Victory Brewing Co.
  • Wissahickon Brewing Co.

Food Truck vendors include:

  • Cheese E. Wagon
  • Little Baby’s Ice Cream
  • Local 215
  • Mac Mart Cart
  • M.A.T.T.’S Gourmet Sliders
  • Meat Wagon BBQ
  • Philly Fry
  • P.J. Whelihan’s
  • Seoulfull Philly
  • Street Food Philly

“Summer Ale Festival is an event that guests to look forward to each summer,” says Amy Shearer, Philadelphia Zoo’s Chief Marketing Officer. “There is something at the Zoo for guests of all ages, and this is our way of offering adults an exclusive experience and opportunity to get up close with our animal collection, taste incredible food and ale, listen to music and have a great time among friends.”

All tickets include unlimited beer samples, a souvenir tasting cup, on-site parking and shuttle service to and from 30th Street Station. This event is limited to those 21 years of age or older only with valid identification.

Tickets are available online, exclusively through Philadelphia Zoo’s website. You can also enter to win two free tickets by filling out the form here.

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