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Summer Ale Festival

Summer Ale Festival

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Lions & Tigers & Beers, Oh My!

The WILDEST beer festival in Philly is returning to Philadelphia Zoo this summer!

We’re bringing more than 100 award-winning craft beers, ciders, hard iced teas, hard seltzers, local food trucks, and live music to our 42-acre campus for the wildest festival of the season! Summer Ale Festival is the only beer celebration in the region where guests can visit animals like big cats, great apes, and more. Experience a different side of the Zoo at this one-of-a-kind, adults-only event!

NEW FOR THIS YEAR: Three musical performers will be taking the stage for this year’s festival: Moon Poodle, Marielle Kraft, and Nik Greely & the Operators.

Summer Ale Fest is limited to those 21 or older with valid identification. Tickets are available exclusively through our website and will not be available for purchase at the door. Taps close at 9:30 PM.


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Full Brewery List*

  • 2Moods Vodka Seltzer
  • Aldus Brewing Co.
  • Alternate Ending
  • Angry Orchard
  • Atomic Dog Hard Cider
  • Big Oyster Brewery
  • Bitchin’ Kitten Brewery
  • Beatbox Brew (“Party Punch”)
  • Bout the Hops
  • Braeloch Brewing Beer
  • Brewery Techne
  • Broad Street Brewing
  • Cape May Beverage
  • Chestnut Hill Brewing Company
  • Conshohocken Brewing Company
  • Desperate Times Brewery
  • Dewey Beer Co.
  • Dock Street Brewery
  • Double Nickel Brewing Co.
  • Downeast Cider
  • Englewood Brewing
  • El Jimador
  • Evil Genius
  • Fegley’s Brew Works
  • Fishtown Ice Tea
  • First State
  • Happy Dad
  • Imprint Beer Co.
  • La Cabra Brewing
  • Lost Time
  • Love City Brewing Company
  • MudHen
  • New Ridge Brewing
  • New Trail Brewing
  • Neshaminy Creek
  • Ommegang
  • Oslo
  • Prison Pals
  • Punchy Buggy
  • Revolution Bees
  • Rupee
  • Rrey
  • Sam Adams
  • Sea Isle Ice Tea
  • Ship Bottom Brewery
  • Slack Tide
  • South County Brewing
  • Spellbound Brewing
  • Spring House Brewing Company
  • Stateside
  • Swedesboro Brewing Company
  • Three 3’s
  • Tired Hands Brewing Company
  • Triple Bottom Brewing Co.
  • Truly
  • Twisted Tea
  • Two Locals Brewing
  • Two Roads Brewing Company
  • Urban Village Brewing Company
  • Von C
  • Warsteiner
  • Westville Brewery
  • White Claw
  • Widowmaker
  • Wissahickon Brewing Company
  • Workhorse Brewing Co.
  • Wynridge
  • Yards Brewing Company
  • Zero Gravity Craft Brewery

*Subject to change.

Food Trucks*

  • A Taste of Philly
  • Bacon on a Stick
  • Bonjour Creperie
  • BYZ. Empire
  • Calle Del Sabor
  • Deke’s BBQ
  • Grubaholics
  • The Little Sicilian
  • The Pasta Truck

*Subject to change.