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Date & Time

October 10, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Early Entry: 6:30pm

General Admission: 7:00pm

Ends at 9:30pm

We ID! Make sure you have ID’s ready at time of entry.

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Zoo Brew

Calling all brew fans – join us for our annual beer-tasting event! Zoo Brew will feature a variety of beers from local establishments at 15 different stations throughout the Zoo.

Stroll the Zoo sampling beer in your complimentary pint glass while listening to great music and visiting the different animal habitats. Food will be available for purchase at our casual dining locations. For our non-beer drinkers, there will be a wine and cocktail station available as well!

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This event is part of Toast to the Wild, sponsored by Cavalier Distributing, which benefits the Lindner Center for Conservation and Research for Endangered Wildlife (CREW). Events increase exposure for CREW locally and all funds raised go directly to support ongoing research. These unique tasting events give guests the opportunity to enjoy an adult-only evening at the Zoo, try beverage samples, experience up-close animal encounters, and more!

Zoo Brew begins at 7:00 pm and is rain or shine. This event is for guests 21 and up, no exceptions.

We’ve gone digital with our Zoo Brew map this year! Be sure to have the Interactive Zoo Map link ready with location services turned on prior to arrival!

Early EntryGeneral Admission

  • General admission inclusions plus:
  • Early Entry
  • Additional drink tickets
  • Opportunity to sample all stations throughout the Zoo first
  • Free rides on carousel and train are included with ticket

  • Drink tickets
  • Access to the entire Zoo for an adult evening!
  • Commemorative Glass
  • Animal Encounters
  • Free rides on carousel and train are included with ticket

Pouring Partners

  • Dead Low Brewing
  • Fat Head’s Brewery
  • Fifty West Brewing
  • Fretboard Brewing
  • Grainworks Brewing
  • HighGrain Brewing
  • MadTree Brewing
  • March First Brewing
  • MPH Brewing
  • Municipal Brew Works
  • Northern Row Brewery
  • Rhinegeist Brewery
  • Sonder Brewing
  • Streetside Brewery
  • Taft’s Brewing Co.
  • Urban Artifact
  • West Side Brewing
  • Woodford Reserve

Thank you for supporting “A Toast To The Wild – Tasting Series”!

Proceeds from this event series support the Zoo’s own Lindner Center for the Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW). CREW is internationally recognized for its Signature Projects including rhinos, imperiled cats, exceptional plants and polar bears. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden was the first zoo in the nation to build a facility dedicated to endangered animal and plant conservation research.

General Info

  • Credit cards are accepted at food stations.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the Zoo
  • Event held rain or shine
  • You will receive your lanyard with drink-sampling tickets upon presenting the event ticket at entry.
  • This is an adult event; all guests must be at least 21 years old and present a valid photo ID.
  • No babies or children permitted.
  • Bags will be subject to search.
  • Guests without valid photo ID will not be permitted to enter the event.
  • If you have any accommodation requests, please contact [email protected]  3 weeks prior to event.

FAQs and Policies

Zero Waste Event

A “zero waste event” is largely defined as at least 90% of the event waste will be diverted from the landfill. To make this happen, all single-use products provided will be made of compostable material and are BPI certified. As we are using an industrial composter, products such as plates, silverware, cups, and napkins will all be able to be composted.

All of our standard trash cans throughout the zoo will be converted into compost bins for Zoo La La, meaning you will only find compost and recycling available. All waste accumulated here can be composted, and all aluminum can be recycled.