Summer Ale Fest

Summer Ale Festival 2014

Saturday, July 19

6:30 to 10:00 p.m.

Rain or shine

Taps off at 9:30 p.m.

This event is now completely sold out. Tickets are no longer available.

Enjoy an evening amongst friends and exotic creatures alike! Join us for Summer Ale Festival, where you will sample more than 40 regional craft beers and enjoy live music—all while surrounded by brilliantly colored birds, majestic great apes and exceptional big cats that call the Zoo's lush gardens and exhibits home. 
New for 2014, a delicious sampling of food will be available for purchase from food trucks parked right inside the Zoo. 
Tickets include a souvenir tasting cup, free Zoo parking and a free shuttle from 30th Street Station. Summer Ale Festival is for guests 21 years or older.

Featured Breweries

Breweries are subject to change.
  • Conshohocken Brewing Co.
  • Free Will Brewing Co.
  • Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
  • Saint Benjamin Brewing Co.
  • Spring House Brewing Co.
  • Boxcar Brewery
  • Commonwealth Cider
  • Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
  • Flying Fish Brewing Co.
  • Narragansett
  • Philadelphia Brewing Co.
  • Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery
  • Dock Street Brewing Co.
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales
  • Evil Genius Brewing Co.
  • Lancaster Brewing Co.
  • Manayunk Brewery
  • Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co.
  • Old Forge Brewing Co.
  • Round Guys Brewing Co.
  • Saucony Creek Brewing Co.
  • Prism Brewing Co.
  • River Horse Brewing Co.
  • Rock Bottom Brewery
  • Tröegs Brewing Co.
  • Yards Brewing Co.
  • Magic Hat
  • Sixpoint Craft Ales
  • Shawnee Brewing Company
  • Starr Hill Brewing Co.
  • Susquehanna Brewing Co.
  • Triumph Brewing Co.
  • Twin Lakes Brewing Co.
  • Victory Brewing Co.

Featured Food Trucks

Food is available for purchase from these vendors:

  • The Cow and the Curd
  • Distrito Taco Truck
  • Mac Mart Cart
  • Mama's Meatballs
  • Milk + Sugar
  • Poi Dog Snack Shop
  • Surf and Turf Truck
  • Street Food Philly
  • Undrgrnd Donuts

Participate in Summer Ale Festival

Breweries interested in participating in the Summer Ale Festival will receive valuable benefits ranging from logo recognition on event collateral to festival sampling opportunities and complimentary tickets. For more information, contact our events department at or 215-243-5375.


Tickets for this event are sold out.

All tickets include a souvenir tasting cup for sampling 40+ local beers, evening admission to the Zoo, on-site parking and/or shuttle service to and from 30th Street Station.

General Admission [SOLD OUT] $55
Designated Driver [SOLD OUT] $25
Six-Pack [SOLD OUT] $300

*VIP tickets include a sampling of select food and beer in the VIP area from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door. This event is limited to those 21 years of age or older and children will not be permitted. Valid ID required.

The provision of free alcohol at the Summer Ale Festival is not contingent on a ticket purchase or charitable donation to the Zoo.