The Akron Zoo is ramping up its Brew at the Zoo beer tastings this year. The events -- there are four of them throughout the year -- will each feature a different theme, with the first one focusing on the 1980s. The zoo also is offering a discounted Brew Pass this year that allows people to get into all the tastings.
The first Brew at the Zoo is set for 6 to 9 p.m. June 11 and will include music by the band Big 80's. The participating breweries are: Thirsty Dog, Ohio, Elevator, Great Lakes, Black Box, The Brew Kettle, Jackie O’s, Lager Heads, Revolution and Stone. Tramonte Distributing also is attending.
Several of the breweries will offer their summer ales, the zoo said. The Beachcomber and Nosh Box food trucks will offer food at each event for purchase, and Max & Erma's will provide free samples of its menu.
Tickets are $17 for zoo members and $23 for non-members. Brew Passes are $60 for zoo members and $84 for non-members.
Attendees receive six free beer samples and full-sized beers are available for $4. Additional tasting cards are available for $10.
The other tastings are in July, September and October.
For more information or to register, call 330-375-2550 ext. 7231 or click here. Only guests 21 and older are permitted.