20 May 2009

Brew at the Zoo this weekend

Once again, the annual "Brew at the Zoo (And Wine Too)" fundraiser is coming up this weekend at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Tickets here; event runs both Saturday and Sunday this year. $45 drinking adults, $20 non-drinkers; discounts for Zoo members.

Final list, according to the Sun's Rob Kasper:

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Summerfest

Independent Brewers United
Magic Hat #9
Magic Hat Lucky Kat IPA
Magic Hat Wacko
Pyramid Hefeweizen

Saranac Pale Ale
Saranac Pomegranate Wheat
Saranac Imperial IPA
Lake Placid Ubu Ale

Brewery Ommegang
Ommegang Witte
Ommegang Hennepin
Ommegang Three Philosophers
Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence

Lancaster Brewing Co.
Hop Hog IPA
Strawberry Wheat
Amish Four Grain
Milk Stout

Dogfish Head
60 Minute IPA
90 Minute IPA
Indian Brown Ale
Raison D’Etre

Evolution Craft Brewing Co.
Primal Pale Ale
Exile ESB
Lucky 7 Porter

Pabst Brewing Co.
McSorleys Irish Pale Ale
McSorleys Irish Black Lager

Late-entry breweries, beers TBA: Starr Hill, Kona, Red Hook and Coastal Brewery (a.k.a Fordham/Old Dominion).

Personal tip: if you want to see any animals, do a quick round of drinks and then dart through the zoo to see them. If you do what I used to try and do--use a run down to see the otters as an excuse to take a break from drinking later--you may get chased out by staff closing down the zoo early and be disappointed. Apparently they close the zoo long before the BATZ ends.

Wait a minute: what?! No Otter Creek beers? But the Zoo has otters, dang it! And nothing from the Lion Brewery, either! Someone's not thinking this through! Anyone else have any other animal-themed beers perfect for the zoo? (Hale's Ales has Mongoose IPA, with meerkats on the labels, but the zoo has no meerkats. Rhino Chaser's Ale is defunct.........)

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