UPDATE July 9, 2020
The Utica Zoo and its Brewfest Committee are looking forward to seeing everyone when we can all be socially responsible. With that being said, Brewfest 2020 has been postponed to a later date, which will be announced as soon as we have the green light to have a party!
The 2020 Utica Zoo Brewfest will return at a later date. Sample over 120 different beers, ciders, seltzers, and malt beverages from around the country, and around the world!
The beer tasting event takes place on the beautiful grounds of the Utica Zoo.
More than 120 craft beers, ciders, seltzers, and malt beverages will be on tap for you to sample, enjoy wine samples and wine slushies, too. The first 3,000 attendees will receive a commemorative 2020 Brewfest pint glass.
Tickets include a pint glass, beer, cider, and wine samples, admission to the zoo, live music, and food samples. Participate in a silent auction inside the zoo’s auditorium, where you can bid on and win electronics, gift certificates, lawn & garden equipment, jewelry, and more. Complimentary water and soda will be available for all attendees.
Brewfest is a 21 & over event and you must have a ticket and photo ID to enter. Brewfest is rain or shine. Several large tents and pavilions are available in the event of inclement weather.
All proceeds from Brewfest benefit the animals at the Utica Zoo!
Free parking is available at the Utica Zoo on a first come first served basis, with overflow parking at MVCC Payne Hall Lot and the Parkway Rec Center. Free shuttle buses will take you to and from the zoo. Rideshare, such as Uber, Lyft, local taxi companies, or private drop off are encouraged. All rideshare vehicles will be permitted to drop off and pick up attendees at the gate. Please travel safely.
General Admission: $40 in advance and $45 at the door
Utica Zoo Members: $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Available online through Eventbrite or at the Utica Zoo Gift Shop. (Note: When purchasing tickets through Eventbrite, enter your membership e-mail as your promotional code.)
Designated Drivers: $25 in advance and at the door. Designated drivers will not be served alcohol at the event.
Ticket prices subject to change.
Ticket locations to be announced.
Breweries: (These are 2019’s options. Breweries may change without notice)
NY – 16 Stone, Beak and Skiff 1911, Adirondack Brewery, Artisinal Brew Works, Blue Line Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, Browns Brewing, Buried Acorn Brewing, Butternuts, Cooperstown Brewing, Copper City Brewery, Crazy Williez Brewery, Critz Farms Cider, Ellicotville Brewing, Empire Brewery, Four Mile Brewery, Fulton Chain Brewery, Genesee Brewery, Good Nature Farm Brewery, Gun Hill Brewery, Ithaca Brewery, Lake Placid Brewery, McKenzie’s Cider, Middle Ages Brewery, Mill House Brewery, Nightshift Brewery, Ommegang Brewery, Red Shed Brewery, Saranac, Sixpoint Brewery, Southern Tier Brewery, The Bronx Brewery, Zero Gravity Brewery CA – 21st Amendment, AleSmith Brewery, Firestone Walker, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada, Stone Brewing Co. CO – Left Hand Brewery, New Belgium, Oskar Blues Brewery CT – Stoney Creek Brewery, Two Roads Brewery FL – Crook & Marker Seltzer IL – Mike’s Hard, Social Sparkling Wine, White Claw LA – Abita Brewery MA – Boston Brewing, Downeast Cider, Harpoon Brewery, Jack’s Abby, Sam Adams, Truly Hard Seltzer ME – Allagash Brewing Co., Shipyard MI – FoundersBrewing Co., New Holland Brewing NH – Smuttynose Brewing Co. OH – Brewdog, Great Lakes Brewing Co., Twisted Tea PA – Troegs Brewery VT – Long Trail, Magic Hat, Otter Creek Brewing, Switchback, Von Trapp Brewery TN – Cape Line Sparkling Cocktails, Arnold Palmer Spiked TX – Mighty Swell Brewing, Shiner Bock UT – Uinta Brewing WI – Leinenkugel Belgium – Stella Artois Canada – Collective Arts Denmark – Carlsberg Mexico – Corona Refresca
Vendors:(Subject to change)
Worldling’s Pleasure, Ashley Lynn Winery, Big Papi’s Coquito Iceys, Mister Nutty Roasted Nuts, So Sweet Candy Cafe, The Grapevine Gyro Cart, Piacentino Farm, Cosmos CBD, Adirondack Vapor
Note: Some animals may be off exhibit at 7:30 pm for the safety of the animals and our keeper staff.
Zoo Hours: Please note that the Utica Zoo is open from 10 AM to 1 PM on this day and will reopen at 6 PM for Brewfest.