When: Sat May 23 - Sun May 24 , 2015 @ 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. Join us for one of Baltimore’s biggest beer festivals this Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd & May 24th. Enjoy good times with the animals featuring unlimited beer sampling, live music, local artisan vendors and, of course, all day admission to the Zoo. A great chance to experience the Zoo’s all new Penguin Coast exhibit, too! 



Each sampling ticket includes:

  • Unlimited beer & wine sampling – sample from more than 80 local and national brews 
  • Commemorative sampling glass –  featuring 2015 Brew logo 
  • Access to live music, food & vendors – 6 live bands over 2 days, plus dozens of artisan and food vendors 
  • All day admission to the Zoo – your chance to experience the animals including the all new Penguin Coast exhibit 


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The sooner you buy, the more you’ll save.  Purchase at the current ticket price by Friday, May 22nd to save $6 on the full price of sampling tickets! 


SATURDAY VIP Sold Out! SUNDAY VIP 90% Sold and will sell out soon!  

Each Super Sipper VIP gets early entry to the event at 12pm. Plus, you’ll receive a larger, mason-jar style commemorative glass with 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.

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. 

All ticket prices shown do not include service charges.

Live performances by three popular bands each day.



Even MORE MUSIC!  Don’t miss the DJ Stage at this year’s Brew event featuring 98 Rock’s Matt Davis on Saturday, May 23rd and Captain Don on Sunday, May 24th.


This year, sample from more than 80 local, national and seasonal brews. Don’t miss the best beers from these featured breweries: 



Don’t miss the chance to sample flavors from these featured wineries:wines.2


The Zoo has partnered with TransDev to provide FREE shuttle service from Baltimore’s Penn Station. Shuttles will run from 11am-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.  


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