Sunday, July 24, 2016

Brew at the Zoo 2016

A few days ago Ben and I went to Brew at the Zoo, at the National Zoo in Washington DC. There were over 80 breweries at this event, both local and national. All proceeds went to supporting wildlife conservation. The Reagan Years, a local 80's cover band, was there playing live music, plus there were local food trucks there offering amazing food.

Brew at the Zoo fundraiser for Wildlife at the National Zoo in Washington DC.


When we got there, we were a little early, so we stopped at a zoo food stand for some happy hour apps. Then, we walked over to the part of the zoo sectioned off for the event. Everyone was given a commemorative beer mug that we could use to get unlimited samples. All you have to do was walk up to one of the beer vendors, and they fill the mug with a sample of beer from the tap.

Brew at the Zoo fundraiser for Wildlife at the National Zoo in Washington DC.

Brew at the Zoo fundraiser for Wildlife at the National Zoo in Washington DC.

All during the event, keepers had different small animals that they brought out. I loved getting to see the animals close up, and talk to keepers. There were also booths that you could go up to to learn about research that's being done at the zoo, and animal care. It really made me miss my time working at the Bronx Zoo.

Tenrec at Brew at the Zoo fundraiser for Wildlife at the National Zoo in Washington DC.

Brew at the Zoo fundraiser for Wildlife at the National Zoo in Washington DC.

After sampling all different kinds of beer, and buying some souvenirs, Ben and I hit up some of the food trucks for dinner.

Orangutan painting at Brew at the Zoo fundraiser for Wildlife at the National Zoo in Washington DC.
A painting I bought that was painted by an orangutan. 

We had such a fun time, and I loved supporting wildlife too. I can't wait to go back next year!

What recent fundraisers have you been to? Have you been to Brew at the Zoo?

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