Have you ever noticed the playful animals starring in vintage Guinness ads?

Come meet the species that inspired them and the history of this surprising campaign! It’ll be an evening of sips and sights celebrating the new Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House. Guinness Brewery Ambassadors will discuss the famous ads alongside their living counterparts at the Zoo with complimentary beer tasting and light refreshments. This event is for guests 21+ only.


  • $55 per person

All tickets include:

  • Lecture and Q&A about Guinness’ animal advertisements
  • Photo ops with live animal ambassadors
  • Curated Zoo tour
  • Guinness samples
  • Light appetizers


Station 1 – Penguin Coast

Station 2 – African Watering Hole

Station 3 – NEW Lion Exhibit

Station 4 – NEW Elephant Exhibit

Station 5 – Penguin Coast

*Each station includes a beer sample and food pairing

For questions, please contact a member of the Zoo’s event team at events@marylandzoo.org or 443.552.5276.