Lions and Tigers and Beers … Oh, My! Spring Zoo Brew Set


ROYAL OAK — The Detroit Zoo’s popular Zoo Brew is no lager just a fall event. The Zoo is adding a spring Zoo Brew on May 29. The event will sample more than 60 beers from Michigan craft breweries, starting with a beer welcome courtesy of Atwater Brewery.

Zoo Brew offers guests the opportunity to stroll through the Detroit Zoo with a favorite brew in hand while enjoying after-hours access to the award-winning animal habitats until dark. The event includes complimentary tram tours and zookeeper talks as well as entertainment by rock band The Hard Lessons, with special guest Mod Orange, and blues guitarist/vocalist Laith Al-Saadi.

Advance tickets are $35 until May 23; any remaining tickets will be available for $40 online or at the gate. Ticket packages include Detroit Zoo admission and 12 beer-tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets and food will be available for purchase. Designated Driver tickets are available in advance or at the gate the night of the event for $25 and include Zoo admission and unlimited soft drinks. Designated Driver ticket holders are not permitted to consume alcohol at the event. Parking is $6 per car for Detroit Zoo members and non-members.

Zoo Brew tickets are available at or at Booth 1 at the front of the Zoo. Tickets are limited — and previous Zoo Brew events have sold out — so advance purchase is encouraged. All guests for the rain-or-shine event must be 21 or older; photo ID is required.

The Detroit Zoo’s fourth annual fall Zoo Brew is on tap for Friday, Sept. 26.

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