Assignment #136 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to grab your tiny cups – it's time for Zoo Brew, the Memphis Zoo's annual beer tasting fund raiser.
For two night every year, the Memphis Zoo opens late one night for a huge beer tasting. You grab a tiny cup and a map and wander through the zoo, sampling craft and hard-to-find beers from around the world. There are usually more than 100 different beers available, so it's easy to find new favorites.
There's also live music, food for purchase and a VIP area (in the dinosaur exhibit). Sadly, you won't be able to see any of the animals in their habitats, save for the ones that don't go inside at night (like the flamingoes).
Don't let the tiny cup fool you – it's entirely possible to get a little (or a lot) tipsy at Zoo Brew. You can sample as many beers as you want as often as you want, so it would be smart to either walk to the park or arrange for a designated driver or cab.
This year's Zoo Brew is happening on Friday, May 25th from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. You must be 21 to attend and you need to buy your ticket in advance.
Friday, May 25th
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
$35 non-members / $30 Zoo members