Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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Brew at the Zoo


Friday, August 4, 2023 | 5:30 - 8 p.m.

More than 2,000 guests sell out this annual beer tasting event featuring a selection of craft beers and beverages from the Central New York region. In addition to over 100 beverage tastings, enjoy a variety of local food trucks, live entertainment throughout the zoo, animals on evening exhibit, and more! A silent auction features animal artwork, collectables, dining experiences, movie and rock star memorabilia and more!

Advance sale tickets are $43 for zoo members and $45 for non-members through Monday, August 1. After that, the ticket price goes up $10.

Hayden Jewelers VIP Lounge tickets provide access to exclusive areas and beverage tastings, appetizers by Catering at the Zoo Executive Chef Dan Hudson and Chef Allison Walts, animal greeters and dedicated VIP comfort stations for $87.50 for zoo members and $90 for non-members.

Friends of the Zoo is also offering designated driver tickets for $20 and reserved parking for $15 per spot.

Silent Auction


Last year we had priceless art masterpieces painted by our zoo animals, dining and entertainment experiences, exciting sports, movie and rock star memorabilia, and much more! Be sure to check back for updates on this year's silent auction!

Advance Sale Tickets

Additional Ticket Options

Volunteer Opportunities

Brew Volunteer Photo

Want to join in the fun and help support our mission? Volunteer! Help with setup, handing out samples, and more.


Calling All Food Trucks!

Food Truck Photo

Interested in being part of this exciting event? Please fill out the attached application and return it to the Development Office at [email protected] or [email protected]. Space is limited and vendors will be accepted based on menu varieties within the event.


Food Trucks and Vendors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Brew Sponsorship Deck
Download Sponsorship Packet
Download Sponsorship Packet

For more information, to sponsor or participate, please contact Heidi Strong, Director of Development at [email protected] or (315) 435-8511 x8526

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!

2023 Beverage List

Heron Hill Winery

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