Baltimore’s biggest craft beer festival features unlimited sampling, live music, local food; all proceeds support the Maryland Zoo’s animal care and conservation programs.

BALTIMORE, MD Brew at the Zoo presented by M&T Bank, the Maryland Zoo’s largest fundraiser and Baltimore’s biggest craft beer festival is back this Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 & 26, from 1pm – 7pm each day.

Guests will enjoy unlimited sampling of more than 80 craft beers, wine, and hard seltzer along with amazing food, live bands, and all-day admission to the Zoo. Anyone wanting to skip the entry line can bring an old electronic device (eg. a cell phone) that the Zoo will recycle – or make a $20 donation to the Zoo’s conservation programs.

Every dollar raised goes directly toward the Zoo’s animal care and conservation programs.

NEW this year, VIP tickets include insider activities, exclusive brew stations, and a private waterfront lounge with catering behind the main stage. VIP’s can also choose to add unique animal experiences as part of their day.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND this year, there will be drink stations throughout the Zoo that pair delicious drinks with fun animal activities. (Imagine enjoying a watermelon seltzer during the elephant watermelon smash!) Discounted tickets are also available for designated drivers and people under the age of 21.

Tickets and more info

Thank you to our presenting sponsors, M&T Bank, and the generous support of Jerry’s Toyota, Live! Casino & Hotel, the Maryland Lottery, MSP Custom Solutions, Ocean City Maryland, Pet+ER, Saul Ewing, and the Veterinary Imaging Center of Maryland.