Brew at the Zoo in Washington DC (National Zoo)

Sample a Variety of Beers and Support the National Zoo's Conservation Programs

Photo © Mehgan Murphy/Smithsonian's National Zoo

Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) host the annual Brew at the Zoo each summer in Washington, DC. The event brings together more than 60 of the nation's finest microbreweries for beer sampling. Proceeds from the event support animal care, conservation science, education, and sustainability at the National Zoo. While sampling beverages from a wide variety of breweries, attendees enjoy live music and animal demonstrations. Great Cats Circle will be open until 8 p.m., with the lions and tigers out in the yards.

Date and Time: July 20, 2017, 6-9 p.m. Brew at the Zoo takes place rain or shine.
Location: The National Zoo is located at 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC.
The closest Metro stations are Woodley Park/ Zoo /Adams Morgan and Cleveland Park. Brew at the Zoo will be located in the lower portion of the Zoo by Lion/Tiger Hill, about a 10 minute walk from the top of the zoo. Read More About Visiting the National Zoo

Tickets: Admission includes live music, all beer samples and a commemorative mug. Sober driver tickets are also available. Food may be purchased from restaurant concessions. To purchase tickets, visit This is an adults only event and you must be 21-years-old to attend. A valid ID is required for admission. Babies and children will not be admitted.

Participating Breweries

  • 3 Stars Brewing Company
  • Abita Brewing Co
  • Adroit Theory Brewing
  • Anchor Brewing
  • Atlas Brew Works
  • Blue Point Brewery
  • Bold Rock Hard Cider
  • Boston Beer Company
  • Boulevard Brewing Co.
  • Brewery Ommegang
  • Brooklyn Brewery
  • Caboose Brewing Company
  • Capital Restaurant Concepts, Ltd.
  • Capitol City Brewing Company
  • Center of the Universe Brewing Co
  • Coastal Brewing Company
  • Constellation Brands Beer Division
  • Crooked Run Brewing
  • DC Brau Brewing Company
  • Devils Backbone Brewing Company
  • Distillery Lane Ciderworks
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
  • Flying Dog Brewery
  • Foothills Brewing
  • Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company
  • Forge Brew Works
  • Founders Brewing Company
  • Goose Island Beer Co.
  • Great American Restaurants
  • Harpoon Brewery
  • Heavy Seas
  • Hellbender Brewing Company
  • Heritage Brewing Co.
  • Kona Brewing Co
  • Lagunitas Brewing Co.
  • Legend Brewery
  • Lonerider Brewing Company
  • Lost Rhino Brewing Company
  • Mad Fox Brewing Company
  • Mother Earth Brewing Co
  • Narragansett Brewing Co
  • Natty Greenes Brewing Co.
  • New Belgium Brewing Co.
  • Off Color Brewing
  • Old Bust Head Brewing Company
  • Old Ox Brewery
  • Original Sin Cider
  • Oskar Blues Brewwery
  • Peak Organic Brewing Co.
  • Port City Brewing Co
  • Radebrger Gruppe USA
  • Right Proper Brewing Company
  • Shiner Beers
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
  • Sly Fox Brewing
  • Smuttynose Brewing Company
  • Starr Hill Brewing Co.
  • Stella Artois
  • Stone Brewing Co.
  • The Brewer's Art
  • Three Brothers Brewing
  • Troegs Brewery
  • UNION Craft Brewing
  • Wild Wolf Brewing Company

Participating Food Trucks

  • Beltway Latin Cuisine
  • BurGorilla
  • Ledo’s Pizza
  • Lemongrass Truck
  • Red Hook Lobster Pound
  • Rocklands Barbecue
  • South Meet’s East

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