Zoo Atlanta will close early on Sat., May 25 for Brew at the Zoo. Gates will close at 1:30 p.m. and grounds will close at 3 p.m. 

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Tickets are going fast for longtime signature beer festival tradition

ATLANTA – May 18, 2023 – Zoo Atlanta’s longtime signature Memorial Day Weekend festival tradition returns on Saturday, May 27, and the 2023 event will feature the debut of a very special highlight. Willie B. Legacy Lager, an exclusive limited-time brew developed by SweetWater Brewery in partnership with Zoo Atlanta, will be available during Brew at the Zoo.

A tribute to the lasting legacy of the legendary late Willie B., the brew is a tropical pilsner featuring hints of orange and banana. Its debut is timely with the recent birth of Willie B.’s newest grandson, Willie B., III, born to Shalia and Willie B., Jr., on April 24.

Willie B. Legacy Lager will be available for sampling and purchase during Brew at the Zoo; for purchase through the season at Zoo Atlanta’s SweetWater Beer Garden; and for a limited time at the SweetWater Atlanta Taproom.

Brew at the Zoo has a history of selling out in the days before the event, and advance tickets are strongly encouraged. The 21-and-up festival will feature samplings of a wide variety of unique craft brews from more than 30 breweries and cideries; live music throughout the Zoo; wildlife viewing until dusk; special Keeper Talks; classic yard games; and more.

Live music will include tunes from The Geeks; DJ DMark; and The Dirty Truth.

In addition to SweetWater Brewery, participating breweries include Abita; Bells; Blake’s Hard Cider Co.; Bold Rock Hard Cider; Cherry Street Brewing Company; Deschutes Brewery; Dogfish Head; Dry County Brewing Company; Fire Maker Brewing Company; Flying Embers; Gate City Brewing Company; Jekyll Brewing; Kona Brewing; Line Creek Brewing Co.; Maui Brewing Co.; Monday Night Brewing; Narragansett; New Belgium Brewing; New Realm Brewing Co.; Orpheus Brewing; Potter’s Craft Cider; Pretoria Fields; Printer’s Ale Manufacturing Co.; Red Hare Brewing Company; Reformation Brewery; Scofflaw Brewing Co.; Sierra Nevada; Still Fire Brewing; Terrapin Brewing Company; Trimtab Brewing Co.; Tucker Brewing Company; Urbantree Cidery; Wicked Weed Brewing; Wild Heaven Beer; and Wild Leap Brewing Co., each offering a variety of selections. Select wines will also be available.

Tickets are $60 for Zoo Atlanta Members; $70 for non-Members. VIP tickets are available at $120 and include early entry into the event at 5 p.m.; access to the air-conditioned VIP lounge with private restrooms; sampling of additional beer, wine, and spirits; and light refreshments.

Get tickets today at zooatlanta.org/brew. This event is for guests ages 21 and up only; guests under 21 will not be admitted.

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