The LA Zoo is having its 6th annual Brew At The Zoo! The event is on Friday, August 5th, at 7pm and advertises 40+ local breweries, live music, close-up animal encounters, and plenty of specialty food options.
"BREW AT THE L.A. ZOO RETURNS FOR SUMMER 2016, FEATURING 40+ LOCAL CRAFT AND MICROBREWERIES, ECLECTIC LIVE MUSIC LINEUP, DJ JOHNNY HAWKES, DANCING, PUB-STYLE GRUB, VIP LOUNGE WITH FOOD, SPECIALTY DRINKS AND EARLY ACCESS, ZOOKEEPER TALKS, UP-CLOSE ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS, AND VISITS TO HABITATS"
They warn that the event often sells out so don't miss out on your chance to drink a beer with a monkey! You can get your tickets early here.
Standard tickets are $65, but if you're a designated driver you get a special pricing of $25, and there's even an option for a VIP ticket at $125. The event is for guests 21 and over.
Some of the food items being offered to general admission ticket holders are: Bavarian glazed cinnamon roasted almonds, kettle corn, garlic fries, pulled pork sandwiches and more. VIP ticket holders have a much wider variety of a specialty foods offered including: Korean BBQ wings, Tex-Mex Brisket poutine, and specialty cocktails. You can find a full list of foods that will be available here.
The event description specifies that the animal encounters will be with the zoo's "smaller residents" and that they will be retiring several of the other animals to their quarters for the night as they do with other events.
So you won't exactly be having a beer with a lion, but hopefully you'll be lucky enough to share a cold one with an anteater!
Either way, a zoo is a pretty spectacular and unique place to enjoy a good craft beer.
"Participating breweries* include Alosta Brewing Company, Alpine Beer Company , Angel City Brewing , Baja Brewing Company , Ballast Point Brewing , Barefoot Wine, Bootlegger’s Brewery , Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado, Common Cider, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., Fireman’s Brew Company, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Golden Road Brewery , Goose Island , Great Divide Brewing Company, Green Flash Brewing Company , I&I Brewing , Indie Brewing Company , Iron Triangle Brewing, Kinetic Brewing Company, Knee Deep Brewing Co., Latitude 33 Brewing Co., MacLeod Ale Brewery, Mother Earth Brew Co., New Belgium, Pacific Plate Brewing , Pocock Brewing, Ritual Brewing Co., Samuel Adams, San Fernando Brewing Co. , Shock Top , Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., SKA Brewing , Stone Brewing Company, Surf Brewing , The Dude’s Brewing Company, The Traveler Beer Co., Transplants Brewing and Westlake Brewing Company." -LA Zoo