This Friday, September 12 experience the magic that is drinking with wildlife at the Denver Zoo's annual Brew At The Zoo.

Going out with complete strangers and using our best one-upsmanship to achieve social superiority is probably – no it is – one of our favorite things to do. The self-satisfaction warms us up from the inside, and since winter’s coming, we need all the heaters we can get. So when we break out the ‘ol “yah well we’ve gotten drunk with rhinos” story, nothing tops it. Nothing. For the opportunity to tell your own drunken wildlife tale look no further than the Denver Zoo’s annual Brew At The Zoo festivities.

The craft beer friendly event is now in its 17th year and is shaping up to be one of the venues best, says Sean Andersen-Vie, Public Relations Manager of The Denver Zoo. He says that there will obviously be plenty to do for everyone, but the event is a yearly “favorite of beer connoisseurs. There’s so many options and so many good choices.”

Along with over 40 of Colorado’s favorite breweries, including Oskar Blues, Upslope, Wynkoop, Left Hand and a slew of others, there will be live music, a silent disco, delectable restaurant choices and the opportunity to stare a rhino in the eyes while you pound down some of your favorite IPAs, or Stouts, or Ambers…whatever. It’s drinking with a rhino fifty feet away, get excited about that.

The proceeds from Brew At The Zoo benefit The Denver Zoo Scholarship Fund that provides every individual, regardless their economic hardships, a chance to see and discover animals through Denver Zoo educational programs.

The event often sells out the 3,000 tickets that are available, so quick action is necessary if you’re looking for something to do this Friday night. Price of the tickets include entry to the park, an opportunity to smile, a bevy of restaurant samples and unlimited pours into a commemorative 4 oz. glass. Buy tickets HERE.

Side note: The zoo will be closing at noon on Friday, September 12 to prepare for the events.


Conoco Zoo Gardens Stage: Funkiphino / 6:15 – 10:00 p.m.                   
Giraffe Meadows Stage: Coles Whalen / 6:15 – 10:00 p.m.                   
Toyota Elephant Passage Stage: Steve Manshel / 6:15 – 10:00 p.m.                   
Bird World Stage: Bill Sickles / 6:10 – 10:00 p.m.     
Train Depot Stage: Kelsey Shiba / 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.                         
Giraffe Meadows:  Silent Disco / 6:15 – 10:00 p.m