The Philadelphia Zoo’s Summer Ale Festival

The Philadelphia Zoo’s Summer Ale Festival

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Philadelphia, PAPhilly Beer at the Zoo - Philadelphia Zoo’s popular Summer Ale Festival is back on Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Festival attendees will go wild for craft beer and cider along with 150+ selections pouring coming from over 70 local and national breweries.

Philadelphia zoo logoHot off of Philly Beer Week, guests can meet dozens of esteemed brewers giving out delicious award-winning, full-bodied beers as well as purchase fresh, regional far from the region’s trendiest food trucks.

Entrance tickets are now on sale for $85 for early entry, $65 for general admission and $35 for non-drinker admittance. Early entry and general admittance tickets come with free parking and a free shuttle to and from 30th Street Station. For tickets as well as more information, visit Summer Ale Fest is restricted to individuals 21 or older with valid id.

Brand-new for 2019, you'll find a record number of brewery participants pouring a minimum of two selections each, most notably a who’s who of local breweries.

The growing list of breweries includes:

2nd Story Brewing Company
Angry Orchard
Axe & Arrow Brewing Company
Bell's Brewery
Brooklyn Brewery
Cape May Brewing Co.
Crabbie's Original Ginger Beer
Cricket Hill Brewery
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
D.G. Yuengling & Son
Dock Street Brewery
Downeast Cider
Eight & Sand Beer Company
Evil Genius Beer Company
Flying Fish Brewing Co.
Free Will Brewing Company
Goose Island Brewhouse
Great Barn Brewery
Guinness & Co.
Highway Manor Brewing Co.
Hochstadter's Slow & Low
Hokkaido Brewing Company
Kronenbourg 1664
La Cabra Brewing
Lake Placid Pub & Brewery
Locust Lane Craft Brewery
Lord Hobo Brewing Company
Marathon Brewing Company
Love City Brewing Company
McAllister Brewing Co.
McKenzie Brew House
McKenzie's Hard Cider
Moss Mill Brewing Co.
Naked Brewing Company
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co.
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Quaker City Shrubs
Red Lion Brewery
River Horse Brewing Co.
Roy Pitz Brewing Co.
Samuel Adams
Saranac Brewing Co.
Ship Bottom Brewery
SingleCut Beersmiths
Sixpoint Brewing Company
Somersby Cider
Southern Tier Brewing Co.
Sterling Pig Brewery
The Colony Meadery
The Lion Brewery
Tröegs Independent Brewing
Truly Hard Seltzer
Two Roads Brewing
Urban Village Brewing Company
Victory Brewing Company
Wicked Weed Brewing
Wild Leaf Craft Hard Tea
Wyndridge Farm
Yards Brewing Company
Zeroday Brewing Company

After guests quench their thirst, they can enjoy delicious lite bites purchased at more than a dozen food trucks also situated throughout the Zoo.

This year’s food truck list includes:

Authentic Byrek
Baby Blues BBQ
Buzzeta's Festival Foods
Calle Del Sabor
Deke's Food Truck
Happy Hour Dive Cart
Chank's Pizza Cones
Mama's Meatballs
Meatwagon BBQ
Mi Pueblito Tacos
Philly Fry
Street Food Philly by 33rd Street Hospitality
The Little Sicilian
The Munchy Machine

In between dining and drinks under the stars, look for live entertainment that will also have you dancing from Zoo exhibit to exhibit. This year’s line-up includes DJ Blake and DJ Tree, plus The Bad Bees, playing American alt-rock, and the Kickbax Band, a Philadelphia-based fun-loving “party rock” band playing hits from yesterday to today.


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