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Go wild and celebrate Brews Around the Zoo at Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Tickets now on sale for popular beer tasting event taking place Saturday, April 13.

Brews Around the Zoo Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens Sanford

The WILDLY popular Brews Around the Zoo fundraising event is returning to the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Sanford on April 13, 2024.


Brews Around the Zoo, presented by Wayne Densch, Inc., is one of Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens biggest fundraisers events of the year, and a highlight of the attractions event calendar.


"We are thrilled to welcome back Brews Around the Zoo for another year of beer, fun and wildlife," said CEO Richard E. Glover, Jr. "This event not only is a great evening of entertainment but also allows us to raise awareness and support for the important conservation work we do here at the Zoo."


This adult-only celebration gives those 21+ the opportunity to stroll through the Zoo and enjoy adult beverages from 15 different beer stations, while enjoying live music and more.


Bews Around the Zoo will feature beer stations with over 30 different craft beers and live music. Plus, a seltzer station and wine tastings!


Tickets which start at $50 includes access to all beer, wine, and seltzer stations around the Zoo.


Plus, new for 2024. Experience five Brews-exclusive dishes by adding a Tasting Trail Pass for only $25!


A selection of delicious a carte food options will also be available for purchase, with official Brews Around the Zoo light-up mugs also available for purchase.


Brews Around the Zoo Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens Sanford

General admission tickets is $50 with entry from 5 pm, with early admission tickets costing $99, allowing access to Brews Around the Zoo one hour earlier, beginning at 4 pm. Plus a pass to Brews Around the Zoo Tasting Trail, and an exclusive Brews Light-Up Mug!


VIP tickets are also available costing $150 each, which includes early access at 4 pm and access to a private VIP Zone with restrooms.


VIP Zone includes exclusive cocktails and food menu options, plus an exclusive Brews Light-Up Mug!


VIP tickets include early access at 4 pm and access to a private VIP Zone with exclusive cocktails and food offerings.



Brews Around the Zoo Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens Sanford

Featured breweries & wineries include: 


  • SweetWater Brewing Co.

  • Sunshine Bliss Winery

  • Wicked Weed Brewing Co.

  • Central 28 Beer Co.

  • Wop’s Hops Brewing Co.

  • Sanford Brewing Co.

  • 101 North Winery

  • Fox Horn Winery

  • Victory Brewing Co.

  • Blue Springs Brewing Co.

  • Civil Society Brewing

  • Dees Brothers Brewery

  • 3 Daughters Brewing Co.

  • Southern Tier Brewing Co.

  • Golden Road Brewing

  • Tampa Bay Brewing

  • Clubtails 

  • Woodchuck

  • Surfside

  • Nutrl

  • Kona


Only those age 21 or above are permitted to attend Brews Around the Zoo, and guests must show a valid ID upon entry.


For guests with mobility issues, manual wheelchairs are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis at the admissions window.


Guests requiring the use of a mobility device also are welcome to bring their own to the zoo.


The zoo will be closed all day on the day of the event, Saturday, April 13 for event setup.

Brews Around the Zoo takes place rain or shine.


Brews Around the Zoo Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens Sanford

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens in Sanford is home to more than 300 animals. As a not-for-profit organization, it is a leader in conservation, providing experiences that excite and inspire adults and children to learn and act on behalf of wildlife.


More information is available at www.centralfloridazoo.org.


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