Beer & Wine

New Times' Brew at the Zoo Is May 7: Here's What You'll Be Drinking

New Times' Brew at the Zoo (BATZ), the seventh-annual celebration of suds, returns to Zoo Miami Saturday, May 7, with more beer, more food, and more entertainment than ever before.

Miami's largest beer festival (and the only one that features guest appearances by zoo creatures), offers unlimited samplings of more than 100 of the best local and international beers.

More than 4,000 beer lovers from across South Florida are expected to attend the festivities, which run from 8 to 11 p.m. and include a concert by Arrested Development. 

BATZ also offers a great assortment of eats and drinks for purchase (allowing you to drink more beer). Try delicious burgers from Shake Shack and classic Greek fare from C&R Foods including lamb gyros, fetal salad, and chicken on a pita. 
Of course, the main attraction is the beer, and there's a lot of it. The beer list is in and it's a great one, featuring breweries both large and small, near and far. Brewers and brands pouring at this year's Brew at the Zoo are:
  • Alpine Beer Company
  • Ballast Point
  • Barrel of Monks
  • Big Storm
  • Biscayne Brewing
  • Blue Point Brewing
  • Cervecera Del Centro 
  • Cigar City
  • Estrella Damm (serving gluten-free beers)
  • Florida Avenue
  • Founders
  • Goose Island
  • Green Flash
  • Hatuey
  • Hoegaarden
  • Islamorda Beer 
  • Kona
  • Leffe
  • Lime-a-Rita
  • Magic Hat
  • Miami Brewing Company
  • Ommegang
  • Palm
  • Presidente
  • Rodenbach
  • Saint Arnold
  • SaltWater Brewing
  • Shock Top
  • Spencer Trappist
  • Stella
  • Stella Cidre
  • Widmer
  • Woodchuck Cider
  • Wynwood Brewing Co.
In addition, Brewmaster ticket holders have access to these additional beers:
  • 10 Barrel Brewing
  • Bangin Banjo Brewing Company
  • Bells Brewing
  • Concrete Beach Brewery
  • Elysian Brewing
  • Infected Brewery
  • Khoffner
  • MIA Brewing
  • Miami Brewing Co.
  • Original Sin Cider
    Six Points Brewing
VIP ticket holders will also enjoy beers by Goose Island and cocktails. 

If you haven't gotten your tickets to Brew at the Zoo, now is the time. General-admission tickets allow entry to the event at 8 p.m. for unlimited beer samplings and the live performance by Arrested Development. GA tickets cost $40 through May 6 (or $50 at the gate).

Brewmaster tickets allow earlier entry, at 7 p.m., and offer access to special Brewmaster-only exclusive craft beer pours from 7 to 8 p.m. Brewmaster tickets cost $70 through May 6 (or $80 at the gate). 

Get your tickets today at newtimesbrewatthe Hurry, VIP tickets are already sold out!  See you at the zoo.
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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
Contact: Laine Doss