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Brew at the Zoo 2015: Craft Beer, Animal Encounters, and Locos Por Juana

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The sixth-annual Miami New Times' Brew at the Zoo (BATZ) will take over Zoo Miami Saturday, May 9, and this year promises to be wilder than ever. Miami has really embraced the craft beer scene, and so has Brew at the Zoo, with more craft breweries, food, and music.

From 8 to 11 p.m., enjoy unlimited samplings from participating craft breweries, including 3 Daughters; Aviation Brewing Co.; Big Storm Brewing; Concrete Beach Brewery; Darwin Brewing Co., Florida Avenue Brewing, Gravity Brewlab, Miami Brewing Co., Islamorada Beer Co., Legacy Caribbean Craft Brewery, Motorworks Brewing, Nelsito's Brew, Orlando Brewing, Saint Arnold Brewing, and Spanish Marie, with many others joining the list daily. In addition to beer, great food will be available for purchase in the general-admission area, and VIPs will receive a complimentary array of delicious offerings.

While you're downing your fill of craft beers, ciders, and ales, you'll enjoy live concerts by Locos por Juana and tribute band U2 by UV (where you'll swear that's Bono singing onstage).
If you like your parties even wilder, you'll love the new feature in the BATZ VIP area. Not only will VIPs get into Brew at the Zoo one hour earlier (at 7 p.m.), but they'll also be greeted by Zoo Miami zookeepers, conservation educators, and some special friends — creatures you can meet, learn about, and take pictures with. Don't get your hopes up about taking selfies with a gorilla or a tiger, but your friends will be just as jealous when you post a pic with a snake or an adorable little furry zoo resident!

Come hungry, because the VIP area will be stocked with the most amazing menu of delights, including maple-bourbon-glazed pork-belly sliders with Carolina slaw; local fish tacos with pickled green tomatoes, sweet peppers, and cilantro; house-made blue corn tortilla chips with pico de gallo, salsa verde, and cotija cheese; a chicken Philly with caramelized onions and mustard aioli; and smoked oxtail with curried cucumbers and harissa yogurt. 

General-admission tickets to Brew at the Zoo cost only $40 and include unlimited local and international beer samplings from 100-plus breweries and homebrews and craft beers. There's also a special BATZ Pack — four GA tickets for only $100. 

Beer geeks will love the Brewmaster ticket option: $70 gets you early entrance to the event at 7 p.m., along with a special commemorative pilsner glass and a bag available only to Brewmaster ticketholders. You'll also have access to exclusive beer tappings available to Brewmaster and VIP ticketholders.

Or go wild with VIP tickets: $80 gets you early entry to Brew at the Zoo at 7 p.m., animal encounters, complimentary food, full-size beers, and special spirit samplings. 

Tickets can be purchased online at newtimesbrewatthezoo.com until May 9. Tickets will be available at the gate (while supplies last) at the following prices: general admission ($50), Brewmaster ($80), VIP ($90).  See you at the zoo! 

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