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March 30, 2018

Make plans to attend a huge beer fest at the Philadelphia Zoo this summer

The beer-fueled party will take place after-hours

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The Philadelphia Zoo.

The Philadelphia Zoo has announced when the 2018 Summer Ale Festival will take place, and tickets are currently on sale.

Circle Saturday, June 23, in your calendar because that's when the beer-fueled party will take place after-hours at the zoo.


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Nearly 50 breweries will pour unlimited samples for attendees. Expect to see beers from Tröegs, Urban Village, Highway Manor, Dock Street, Southern Tier, Evil Genius and more. In total, there will be 100 different beers available to taste.

While sipping the speciality brews, attendees can check out the animal exhibits. Beer fest guests will be able to watch tigers roam Big Cat Crossing, giraffes playing together and kangaroos hopping about their habitat, as well as tons of other zoo animals.

In addition, there will be live music, games and food trucks on-site. 

General admission tickets are $64.95. VIP tickets, which grant early access, are $79.95 and non-drinker tickets are $34.95.

Summer Ale Festival is a fundraiser for the zoo. The event will take place rain or shine.


Summer Ale Festival 2018

Saturday, June 23
7-10 p.m. | $64.95-$79.95 per person
Philadelphia Zoo
3400 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104