Lions and tigers and beers, oh my! Have you tried the Zoo Brew?

Lions and tigers and beers, oh my! Have you tried the Zoo Brew?

Zoo Brew, presented by Alaska Airlines, is back! The Oregon Zoo’s annual beer-tasting festival returns June 7–8, with samples from more than 50 Northwest breweries and cideries plus live music, keeper chats, lawn games and more.

“If you’ve ever wondered what the zoo would be like without the kids, Zoo Brew is for you,” said zoo events manager Mickey Webb.

Admission includes a souvenir glass and 10 tasting tickets. Food will be available for purchase from some of the area’s favorite food carts as well as zoo food outlets. Festivities begin at 6 p.m., and taps will be pouring until 9:30pm.

“It’s the perfect way to kick off the summer, sample some new beers and support a great cause,” Webb said. “Proceeds benefit the zoo’s programs for species recovery, animal well-being and conservation education, so people can come together for wildlife and have a fun time.”

Zoo Brew typically sells out quickly, according to Webb, and purchasing tickets early is recommended. Tickets are on sale now and must be reserved online in advance. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to

Zoo Brew is exclusive to guests 21 and over. Valid photo ID must be presented for entry. Zoo admission will close to regular visitors at 3 p.m. both days in preparation for Zoo Brew. Guests already on grounds can remain until 4:30pm.

As part of Metro, the Oregon Zoo helps make greater Portland a great place to call home. Committed to conservation, the zoo acts globally on behalf of species from pikas to polar bears. Over the past 30 years, it has prevented extinctions, expanded populations, advanced conservation science, and formed powerful communities to protect wildlife in the Northwest and around the world.


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