Lions, tigers and beers oh my: Zoo Brew June 7 and 8

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Fundraiser offers guests a chance to sample local beer, support local wildlife

What has five trunks and hops? Zoo Brew at the Oregon Zoo! On Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, the zoo will host over 40 breweries and cideries, live entertainment, giant lawn games and plenty of local food carts to create a special zoo experience for guests 21 and over.

Three ticket options are available: general admission is $39.95 and non-drinking entry is $24.95, early entry is $49.95. Each early entry and general admission ticket includes 10 sample tickets and a souvenir cup. Local breweries, cideries and wineries include Rogue Brewing, Reverend Nat's Hard Cider, Cooper's Hall and many more. Tickets are on sale now.

Raising a glass at the zoo isn't just fun, it helps raise awareness and support for the zoo's mission of creating a better future for wildlife through its animal welfare, education and conservation programs.

Enjoy tastings from the following local purveyors:

2 Towns Ciderhouse

54°40' Brewing

Anthem Cider 

Avid Cider Co.

Base Camp Brewing

Bauman's Cider

Boneyard Beer

Breakside

Buoy Beer Co.

Caldera Brewing

Cascade Lakes Brewing

Coopers Hall

Crux Fermentation Project

Culmination Brewing

Double Mountain

Ecliptic Brewing

Full Sail

Gigantic Brewing Company

Golden Valley Brewery

Hop Valley Brewing Co.

Hopworks Urban Brewery

KYLA Kombucha

Laurelwood Brewing Co.

Left Hand Brewing

Migration Brewing

Modern Times Beer

Oakshire Brewing

Occidental Brewing

Old Town Brewing

Ordnance Brewing

Pelican Brewery

Portland Brewing

Portland Cider

Pyramid Brewing

Reverend Nat's Hard Cider

Rock Bottom Brewing

Rogue

Silver Moon Brewing

Swift Cider

Three Creeks Brewing

Tieton Cider Works

Von Ebert Brewing

Wild Ride Brew

Willamette Valley Vineyard 

Worthy Brewing

Yakima Craft Brewing

The Oregon Zoo is a service of Metro and is dedicated to its mission of inspiring the community to create a better future for wildlife. Committed to conservation, the zoo is currently working to save endangered California condors, Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits, Oregon silverspot and Taylor’s checkerspot butterflies, Western pond turtles and Oregon spotted frogs. Other projects include studies on black rhinos, Asian elephants, polar bears and bats.
 
The zoo relies in part on community support through donations to the Oregon Zoo Foundation to undertake these and many other animal welfare, education and sustainability programs. The zoo is located five minutes from downtown Portland, just off Highway 26 at exit 72. The zoo is also accessible by MAX light rail line. Visitors who travel to the zoo via MAX receive $1.50 off zoo admission. Find fare and route information online or by calling TriMet Customer Service at 503-238-RIDE (7433).
 
General zoo admission is $10.50 (ages 12-64), $9 for seniors (65 and up), $7.50 for children (ages 3-11) and free for those 2 and younger; 25 cents of the admission price helps fund regional conservation projects through the zoo’s Future for Wildlife program. A parking fee of $4 per car is also required. Additional information is available by calling 503-226-1561.

Media contact: 

Hova Najarian| 503-220-5714 |hova.najarian@oregonzoo.org

Kelsey Wallace| 503-220-5754 |kelsey.wallace@oregonzoo.org