Philadelphia Zoo’s Summer Ale Fest is BACK! Happening Saturday, July 16th, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm animal and beer lovers are invited to go wild for craft beer, cider, and hard seltzer with 100+ selections pouring from over 65 local, regional and national breweries.

Plus you’ll get private Zoo access after-hours, live entertainment, delicious lite bites from Philly’s top food trucks (available for purchase) and, of course, the most majestic animals from around the globe.

“We are thrilled to bring back Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Festival, one of the Zoo’s most popular and exciting events of the year,” says Philadelphia Zoo Chief Marketing and Experience Officer Amy Shearer. “Summer Ale Fest the perfect occasion for the 21+ crowd to spend a beautiful evening outdoors, enjoying a delicious craft brew and food, listening to music, seeing animals and making lifelong memories!”

The early list of breweries is who’s who of the local, regional and national beer scene with some of the city and country’s most notable brewers. The early list is found below, and is subject to change as the event approaches.

  • Aldus Brewing Company
  • Angry Orchard
  • Aristaeus Craft Brewing
  • Bang Seltzer
  • Bevy Long Drink
  • Big Oyster
  • Blake’s Hard Cider
  • Blue Point
  • Bold Rock Cider
  • Brewery Techne
  • Cape May Brewing Company
  • Chatty Monks Brewing Company
  • Chestnut Hill Brewing Company
  • Coastal Spritz
  • Conshohocken
  • Cricket Hill
  • Devils Backbone
  • Dewey
  • Dock Street
  • Double Nickel Brewing Co
  • Downeast Cider
  • Eight & Sand Beer Co.
  • Everyday Weekend
  • Evil Genius Beer Company
  • Fegleys
  • Flying Fish
  • Gay Beer
  • Glasstown
  • Great Lakes Brewing Co.
  • Heavy Seas Beer
  • Hokkaido Brewing
  • Iron Hill
  • Jack’s Hard Cider
  • Japas Cervejaria
  • Levante Brewing
  • Lithermans Limited Brewery
  • Logyard Brewing
  • Loverboy
  • McAllister Brewing Company
  • MudhenBrew
  • New Belgium
  • Palmia
  • Picnic Brunch
  • Ploughman Cider
  • Rebel Hard Coffee & Tea
  • River Horse Brewing Co
  • Saugatuck Brewing Company
  • Ship Bottom
  • Singlecut
  • Sixpoint
  • Sir Charles Hard Cider
  • Southern Tier
  • Spring House Brewing
  • Stable 12 Brewing Company
  • Stewarts seltzer
  • Suburban Brewing Company
  • Triple Bottom
  • Tröegs Independent Brewing
  • Truly
  • Two Roads Brewing Co
  • Urban Village Brewing Co.
  • Victory Brewing Company
  • Von C Brewing Co.
  • Workhorse
  • Wyndridge
  • Yards Brewing Company
  • Yuengling

Tickets are now on sale for $85 for early access admission, $65 for general admission and $35 for non-drinker admission. Summer Ale Fest is limited to those 21 or older with valid identification. Event is rain or shine. For tickets and more information, visit the Zoo website here.