REGULAR BEER SAMPLE TICKETS SOLD OUT. NON BEER-SAMPLE TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.
On Nov. 27 and 28, walk through ZooLights, the Oregon Zoo’s twinkling magical winter wonderland of more than 1.6 million brightly colored lights, while drinking local beer and wine.
If you've ever thought that ZooLights would be more enjoyable without all the kids, you won't want to miss this. On Nov. 27 and 28, the zoo will host its popular BrewLights event: a ZooLights experience just for the 21-and-over crowd.
BrewLights tickets will include a souvenir cup and 10 beverage tastings throughout the zoo. Guests can sample Oregon beer, wine and cider from more than 40 Northwest vendors while strolling among forests of brightly lit trees and dazzling 3-D light sculptures. For grown-ups interested in the lights without the beer sampling, a special ZooLights-only ticket will be available as well.
Get dinner from food carts such as Verde Cocina, CS Fishery, Pok Pok, Olympia Provisions, Koi Fusion, Gourmet on the Go, Eleni’s Kitchen (Ethiopian food), Pip’s, and Six Stix Pretzels, along with zoo food locations Cascade Grill, Trailhead Snacks, Elephant Ears, Africafe and Black Rhino. There will also be photos with Santa, live music, Wildlife Live! encounters and even the Unipiper.
Pick up a map on the way in and sample beverages from more than 40 vendors including:
2 Towns Cider
Cider: Rhubarbarian, Boysenbarrel
Beer: Chai It Up, Hazy Pale IPA
Cider: Anthem Honeycrisp, Anthem Pear
Ascendant Beer Company
Beer: Glow and Plunder
Cider: Blackberry Cider, Vanilla Bean Pear Cider
Beer: Pecan Pie Porter, Logyard IPA
Base Camp Brewing Company
Beer: Send It IPA, S’more Stout
Beer: Fourth Wave, Stay West
Buoy Beer Company
Beer: Strong Gale Winter Ale, Dunkel Lager
Cascade Lakes Brewing
Beer: Salted Caramel Porter, Slippery Slope Winter Ale
Beer: Loving Cup Maple Porter, King Kitty Red Ale
Wine: Nocino, Malbec Gold Vineyard 2015
Crux Fermentation Project
Beer: Half Hitch IPA
Beer: Phaedrus IPA, Sour Flower with Seasonal Fruit
Beer: Phaser Hazy IPA, Filament Winter IPA
Full Sail Brewing Co.
Beer: Atomizer IPA, Sesión Cerveza Negra
Golden Valley Brewery
Beer: Tannenbaum, Alphaville Double IPA
Beer: Abominable Winter Ale, Organic IPA
Hard kombucha: Ginger Tangerine, Pink Grapefruit
Left Hand Brewing Co.
Beer: Milk Stout Nitro, Chai Milk Stout Nitro
Beer: Lomporter, C-Sons Greeting Double IPA
Beer: Mo-HAZE-ic IPA
Modern Times Beer
Beer: Membata, Orderville IPA
Beer: Ill Tempered Gnome, Blackberry Berliner Weisse
Old Town Brewing
Beer: Glow Torch Hazy Pale Ale, Upper Left Northwest IPA
Beer: White Crow White Chocolate Stout, Of Chimpanzees Coffee Porter
Beer: Bad Santa, Umbrella IPA
Portland Brewing Co.
Beer: New Way IPA, MacTarnahan’s Amber
Portland Cider Co.
Cider: Sangria, Cranberry
Pyramid Brewing Co.
Beer: Yeah Baby! Cryo Hops IPA, Snow Cap
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider
Cider: Sacrilege Sour Cherry
Rock Bottom Brewing
Beer: Lead the Way IPA, Naughty Scot
Beer: Hazelutely Choctabulous, Yellow Snow Pilsner
Silver Moon Brewing
Beer: NW Style IPA 97, Darkslide IPA
Sunriver Brewing Co.
Beer: Shred Head Winter Ale
Three Creeks Brewing Company
Beer: Warfighter Pale Ale, Five Pine Chocolate Porter
Willamette Valley Vineyards
Wine: Whole Cluster Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris
Worthy Brewing Company
Beer: Strata IPA, Lights Out Stout
Yakima Craft Brewing Co.
Beer: Rainforest Plaza, Wizard IPA
Zoiglhaus Brewing Company
Festivities begin at 5 p.m., and gates stay open until 9 p.m. The zoo will close to regular guests at 2 p.m. on both days in preparation for BrewLights.
SOLD OUT: BrewLights tickets are $34.95 and include zoo admission, a souvenir glass and 10 drink samples (3-oz beer/cider or 2-oz wine); $29.95 for zoo members. Additional drink tickets will be available on site for $2 each.
TICKETS AVAILABLE: ZooLights-only tickets are $19.95 and include zoo admission for grown-ups only. While beer and wine will be available for purchase at vending stations throughout the zoo, these tickets do not include the souvenir glass or sampling opportunities.
SOLD OUT: A limited number of early entry tickets are available for $44.95, or $39.95 for zoo members (includes souvenir glass and drink samples). These special tickets include early access at 4 p.m., along with live DJs and an animal encounter.
BrewLights is exclusive to guests 21 and over. Valid photo ID must be presented for entry. Proceeds benefit the zoo's conservation, education and animal welfare programs.
More information about transportation options, including MAX schedules, will be available at Explore Washington Park. LYFT users can use the code BREWLIGHTS18 and get 30% off their ride cost (valid only the two nights of BrewLights).