When: Sun May 29 , 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Waterfowl Lake, The Maryland Zoo


It’s the most important fundraiser of the year to support The Maryland Zoo. Experience one of Baltimore’s biggest beer festivals this Memorial Day weekend, May 28th & May 29th. Enjoy good times with the animals featuring unlimited beer sampling, live music, local artisan vendors and, of course, all day admission to the Zoo. This year is the Zoo’s 140th anniversary so Brew 2016 promises to be the best yet as we raise a glass to celebrate 140 years of animal accomplishments. 



samplingglassEach sampling ticket includes:

  • Unlimited beer & wine samplingsample from more than 80 local and national brews 
  • Commemorative sampling glass featuring 2016 Brew logo 
  • Access to live music, food & vendors6 live bands over 2 days, plus dozens of artisan and food vendors 
  • All day admission to the Zooyour chance to experience the animals including the new Penguin Coast exhibit.  The Zoo is open 9:30am – 6pm* each day of Brew. *non-brew tickets will not be sold after 4pm



supersippercEach Super Sipper VIP gets early entry to the event at 12pm. Plus, you’ll receive a larger, mason-jar style commemorative glass with more than double the sampling size – for more brew and fewer lines!  Must be 21 and over to purchase.  Super Sipper tickets are VERY LIMITED for each day and guaranteed to sell out quickly.

Super sipper glass shown is example for size. Actual design may vary. 


Not interested in sampling? Designated driver? Need tix for the kids?  Purchase non-drinking tickets for anyone 2 & over who won’t be sampling. Tickets feature entry to the event, live music, and access to Brew vendors. Each non-drinking ticket also includes all day Zoo admission.

Ticket prices shown do not include service charges.

Live performances by three popular bands each day.


This year, sample from more than 80 local, national and seasonal brews. Don’t miss the best varieties of beers from featured breweries. Click below to see the complete list of breweries on tap this year.



missionIn addition to a great collection live bands at this year’s event, there’s even more music to enjoy.  Don’t miss DJ Steve Huber at the MissionTix Stage. Non-stop music will be playing from 12pm-6pm each event day.


PetER-Logo-14New for 2016!  It’s your chance to get the perfect shot, snap, selfie or gram at the Brew Animal Photo Booth.  Stop by to take your pic with one of the Zoo’s amazing Animal Ambassadors.  It’s a completely wild AND FREE photo opportunity presented by PET+E.R.

Schedule of Animal Ambassadors:

  • 12pm – 12:30pm Raven Ambassador (for Super Sippers Only)
  • 1pm – 1:30pm Bird Ambassador
  • 2pm – 2:30pm Reptile Ambassador
  • 3pm – 3:30pm Bird Ambassador
  • 4pm – 4:30pm Reptile Ambassador
  • 5pm – 5:30pm Raven Ambassador

The Zoo has partnered with TransDev to provide FREE shuttle service from Baltimore’s Penn Station. Shuttles will run from 10:30am-7:30pm on event days and will pick up on the Charles Street side of Penn Station which is accessible by Light Rail and by the Purple line of Baltimore’s free bus, the Charm City Circulator.

Every dollar raised from Brew at the Zoo goes directly to advancing the Zoo’s mission. By purchasing a Brew ticket you’re helping support Zoo operations, animal care, exhibits, education programs and wildlife conservation.  The Maryland Zoo is a nonprofit organization that relies on your support. Brew at the Zoo is just one way you can help. To learn more about ways to donate and how you can make even more of an impact, click here.