‘Brew at the Zoo’ Happens This Weekend

Franklin Park Zoo hosting Allagash, Two Roads, Lagunitas, and many more in support of Zoo New England.

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This weekend, Zoo New England is hosting its fifth annual beer-tasting event, Brew at the Zoo at the Franklin Park Zoo. For the first time at this event, the entire Zoo will be open, so patrons can visit the entire range of animals, from western lowland gorillas to ring-tailed lemurs, while sampling beers from over 30 local and national craft breweries.

In addition, guests will also be able to take a first look at Hopsters limited-edition “Okie’s 21st Birthday Banana Weizen,” brewed in honor of  beloved gorilla, Okie, who turned 21 last month. The traditional Bavarian hefeweizen, infused with banana nectar, will be on-tap at Hopsters in Newton following the event, with 30 percent of proceeds benefiting Zoo New England.

Proceeds from Brew at the Zoo support the operation and growth of Franklin Park Zoo, its education programs, and conservation initiatives.

Below are a list of all the participating breweries:

  • Abandoned Building Brewery
  • Allagash
  • Bantam Cider
  • Baxter Brewing Company
  • Beer Works Brewery
  • Big Elm 
  • Blue Moon
  • Boston Beer Company
  • Boulevard 
  • Brewery Ommegang
  • Cambridge Brewing Company
  • Clown Shoes
  • Coronado Brewing Company
  • Downeast Cider House
  • Green Flash
  • Harpoon
  • Hopsters
  • Lagunitas
  • Long Trail
  • Lost Nation
  • Mayflower
  • Narragansett
  • Oskar Blues
  • Paper City Brewery
  • Peak Organic
  • Percival Beer Company
  • Portico
  • Pretty Things
  • Rapscallion
  • Rising Tide
  • Rock Bottom Brewery
  • Smuttynose 
  • Tuckerman Brewing Co.
  • Two Roads Brewing Co.
  • Woodstock Inn Brewery
  • Yuengling



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$50 in advance/$60 at the door, Aug. 16, 3:30-7:30 p.m., 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston; 617-541-5466 or zoonewengland.org.