Release Date: June 7,2018

Akron Zoo to kick off first Brew at the Zoo event on June 16

The Akron Zoo will host the first of three Brew at the Zoo events this year on Saturday, June 16 from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. and will feature 15 breweries and wineries, including eight new breweries. This event is themed “Decades Night” and guests are encouraged to dress in an outfit from their favorite decade.

At Brew at the Zoo, guests will be able to sample different beers and wines from local breweries and wineries. Vendors for the June 16 event are Aqueduct Brewing Company, Brew Kettle, Headtrip Brewery, Hop Tree Brewing, Magic City Brewing Company, Maumee Bay Brewing Company, Mucky Duck Brewery, Nauti Vine Winery, Paradigm Shift Brewing, The Phoenix Brewing Company, R. Shea Brewing, Rhinegeist Brewery, Rochester Mills Beer Company, Saucy Brew Works, Sibling Revelry Brewing and Thirsty Dog Brewing Company.

On top of the breweries and wineries, food trucks The Cookery Food Truck, Square Scullery and River Dog Café will be selling food. The zoo’s Komodo Kingdom Café will also be open for snacks. DJ Kenny Kidd will be providing music throughout the event.

Tickets are $27 for Akron Zoo members and $33 for non-members. Designated driver tickets are also available. The zoo is also offering special VIP tickets for $50. VIP ticket holders will receive early admission into the event at 6 p.m., reserved seating, appetizers, additional beer tastings, a souvenir and more.

To purchase tickets, visit All guests must be 21 and older, including designated drivers.