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Cheers! Celebrate Brews Around the Zoo at Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Friday, April 12, 2024

Cheers! Celebrate Brews Around the Zoo at Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

SANFORD, Fla. (March 1, 2024) Get ready to raise your glass! Sip and stroll around the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens during the wildly popular beer tasting event, Brews Around the Zoo. On Saturday, April 13th, the favorite adult-focused event returns for an evening of craft beers, live music and wild encounters.

Attendees can sample more than 30 craft beers as well as wine and seltzer selections while strolling through the Zoo from 5 to 9 p.m. Food will also be available for purchase. NEW in 2024, experience Five Brews exclusive dishes by adding a Tasting Trail Pass for only $25!  Early admission is available at 4 p.m., and there are also special VIP tickets.   

The event, presented by Wayne Densch, Inc., is one of the biggest fundraisers for the Zoo, supporting its mission of animal conservation and community education. 

“We are thrilled to welcome back Brews Around the Zoo for another year of beer, fun and wildlife,” said CEO Richard E. Glover, Jr. “This event not only is a great evening of entertainment but also allows us to raise awareness and support for the important conservation work we do here at the Zoo.”

Featured breweries & wineries include:
  • SweetWater Brewing Co. 
  • Sunshine Bliss Winery 
  • Wicked Weed Brewing Co. 
  • Central 28 Beer Co. 
  • Wop’s Hops Brewing Co. 
  • Sanford Brewing Co. 
  • 101 North Winery 
  • Fox Horn Winery 
  • Victory Brewing Co. 
  • Blue Springs Brewing Co. 
  • Civil Society Brewing 
  • Dees Brothers Brewery 
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Co. 
  • Southern Tier Brewing Co. 
  • Golden Road Brewing 
  • Tampa Bay Brewing 
  • Clubtails 
  • Woodchuck 
  • Surfside 
  • Nutrl 
  • Kona  

Tickets are $50 for general admission and $99 for early admission. The Early Access Ticket includes access to Brews Around the Zoo Tasting Trail AND an exclusive Brews Light Up Mug. VIP tickets include a private area with restrooms, an exclusive food menu and cocktails, as well as complimentary mugs and parking for $150.  

The Zoo will be closed all day April 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for event set up. Brews Around the Zoo takes place rain or shine.  

The event is only open to those 21+ and guests must show a valid ID upon arrival.   

To purchase tickets, click here 

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