The Summer Ale Festival hits the Zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo is pleased to present the 2012 Summer Ale Festival this Saturday, July 21st. Set to kick off at 6:30 p.m., it will last until 10 p.m. and is said to be one of the best summer events in the region.  With round the clock samples of local bites and summer seasonal beers, it’s sure to bring animal and hops lovers alike, together at last.

Check out some of the day’s events:

  • The Zoo’s special gardens, which feature more than 1,300 endangered and rare species gathered from all 4 corners of the world, will be serving a feast of local foods.
  • “Year of the Orangutan,” one of the festival’s more sensitive and eco-conscious events, brings a softer side to the day, as it tries to raise awareness about the extinction of the orangutans and how to help fight the tragedy. Listen and learn as they teach easy ways to help save the species, such as using sustainable palm oil.
  • “More, more, more!” features electrifying entertainment, enhanced event space, and more tasting areas. Check out the culinary competition, where chefs have the chance to compete and win an award for their delicate specialties. Watch as the crowd decides which restaurants will be the top three.  Once the winner is decided, the spectators will have the delicious opportunity to indulge themselves in the tasty dishes.
  • And we can’t forget to highlight the “Philly’s Favorite Summer Beer” event, where people will have the opportunity to taste summer beers within the festival and then vote for their favorite.

Interested?  Find tickets here.

There are 4 types of tickets: Six Pack, VIP, Designated Driver (comes with 2 non – alcoholic drinks) and General Admission. All tickets are provided with shuttle service from and to the festival, on – site parking and a souvenir mug. The VIP tickets offer bites from the restaurants, beer samples, access to PECO Primate Reserve, an air- conditioned area, and early entrance.

The location of the Summer Ale Festival is at 30th Street Station.



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