The 2019 Utica Zoo Brewfest returns for its 21st year on August 3, 2019, from 6pm-9pm! Sample over 100 different beers from around the country, and around the world!
The beer tasting event takes place on the beautiful grounds of the Utica Zoo under large tents and a pavilion, rain or shine. More than 100 craft beers will be on tap for you to sample, enjoy wine samples and hard cider, too. The first 3,000 attendees will receive a commemorative 2019 Brewfest pint glass.
Tickets include a pint glass, beer, cider, and wine samples, admission to the zoo, live music by China Pig and Soup Bone Charlie, 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.
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. Attendees may be dropped off and picked up at the zoo. Rideshare is strongly encouraged. Get home safe!
General Admission: $40 in advance and $45 at the door
Utica Zoo Members: $35 in advance and $40 at the door. (Members, if you are ordering online, please enter your email as the promotional code FIRST to get the member discount.)
Designated Drivers: $25 in advance and at the door. Designated drivers will not be served alcohol at the event.
Tickets available at Utica Zoo Gift Shop and Eventbrite. Also available at 16 Stone Brewpub, Beer Belly Bob's, Beer Here, Chanatry's, Copper City Brewery, City Liquors, Gems Along the Mohawk, Marcy Discount Beverage, Saranac Brewery Shop, & Woodland Brewery.
Breweries: (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, Mackjac Hard Cider, McKenzie’s Cider, Middle Ages Brewery, Mill House Brewery, Nightshift Brewery, Northway Brewing Co., Ommegang Brewery, Red Shed Brewery, Saranac, Sixpoint Brewery, Sloop Brewing Co., Southern Tier Brewery, Stoneyard Brewing, The Bronx Brewery, Three Heads Brewing, Triphammer Bierwerks,Woodland Zero Gravity Brewery CA - 21st Amendment, AleSmith Brewery, Firestone Walker, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada, Stone Brewing Co. CO - Boulder Brewing, Left Hand Brewery, New Belgium, Oskar Blues Brewery, Wild Basin Seltzer 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, Wachusettes ME - Allagash Brewing Co., Shipyard MD - Heavy Seas Brewing Co. 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 Germany - Weihenstephan Mexico - Corona Refresca
Brewfest is sponsored by:
I Love NY, Marcy Discount Beverage, McCraith Beverages, Spirit and Sanzone Distributors, Tri-Valley Beverage, Townsquare Media,E-Z Bottle and Can Return, and PERFEX.
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 2 PM on this day and will reopen at 6 PM for Brewfest.