Brew at the Zoo returns on Thursday, July 18th, at 6 PM, and DC Beer has discounted tickets. Use the code “DCBD19” and score $5 off General Admission tickets with a four ticket limit.

This year’s event features nearly seventy breweries, and is an excellent way to try beers from sub- and ex-urban breweries without the hassle of getting to Loudoun or Frederick Counties. Instead, they come to you! So if you’re curious about Adroit Theory or Crooked Crab, here’s your chance. Also, there’s an animatronic spitting Dilophosaurus. You are intrigued, yes? We suspect Brew at the Zoo will sell out, as it has in past years.

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Your ticket gets you unlimited tastings from the breweries, soda and water, coffee samples, entertainment in form of both music and animals, lawn games, and, because it wouldn’t be a beer event without it, a souvenir drinking vessel. We should also mention that this is for a good cause, supporting the Zoo. We’ll let the press release take it from here, and again, DC Beer has discounted tickets available.

FONZ’s wildly popular Brew at the Zoo returns

Before they go extinct, snag your tickets to this year’s dinosaur-themed Brew at the Zoo—an all-you-can-drink craft beer event on July 18 from 6-9 p.m.


Hosted by Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) at Smithsonian’s National Zoo, this year’s event will feature nearly 70 breweries, all providing the best pours in town to support wildlife conservation. Local favorites, such as Port City Brewing Company and 2018 RAMMY Award winner Right Proper Brewing Company, will be joined by popular microbreweries, including Denizens Brewing Company and Hellbender Brewing Company.

While sampling great beer, guests will be awed by plenty of dino details, including epic dinosaur stilt walkers.

“Brew at the Zoo is always a sold-out, hugely popular event—and this year should be extra fun with a few dinosaurs in our midst,” said Lynn Mento, Executive Director of Friends of the National Zoo. There will be delicious food for purchase on-site from some of D.C.’s most popular food trucks. There will also be great music by The Shrapnels and Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar, in addition to brew-friendly yard games.

Several ticket types are available for purchase. General admission tickets are $50 for FONZ members and $65 for nonmembers. VIP tickets are $110 for FONZ members and $125 for nonmembers. VIP ticket holders will be granted early admission to the general event area at 5 p.m.

Beginning at 6 p.m., VIP ticket holders will be given access to the VIP area at Great Cats Circle featuring exclusive animal experiences, generous pours from breweries only found in the VIP area, and complimentary food selections from top D.C. restaurants. Sober driver tickets are also available, $30 for general admission and $90 for VIP. Sober drivers will not receive a commemorative mug and will not be served beer.

Please note space is limited and the event typically sells out. For tickets and details about the event,
please visit Proceeds from Brew at the Zoo benefit FONZ’s mission to help the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute save species.