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OktoBEARfest Returns to Philadelphia Zoo With 100+ Ciders and Beers, DJs, Food Trucks, Live Music & More

OktoBEARfest Returns to Philadelphia Zoo With 100+ Ciders and Beers, DJs, Food Trucks, Live Music & More

Lions, tigers, bears, and beers, oh my. The Philadelphia Zoo’s signature fall beer festival, OktoBEARfest is back and taking place on Saturday September 16th from 7 pm-10 pm. Beer lovers can enjoy over 100 seasonal brews, live entertainment and more.

New for this year, the Zoo’s Peacock Pavilion will be transformed into a Bavarian beer tent with authentic Oktoberfest beers on tap and a stein-holding competition (with prizes).

OktoBEARfest will also include live performances by local DJs and Philly’s #1 Oktoberfest Polka band, Polkadelphia. Guests can sample morand array of beers and ciders  from dozens of breweries, including Warsteiner, Urban Village Brewing Company, Big Oyster Brewery, Conshohocken Brewing Company and Evil Genius and enjoy food from the region’s best food trucks while visiting animals around the Zoo.

OktoBEARfest serves as a fundraiser and supports Philadelphia Zoo in its mission to create” joyful discovery and inspire action for animals and habitats.” This adults-only event is limited to those 21 or older with valid identification. Tickets are available exclusively through philadelphiazoo.org.

“We’re so excited to bring back this festival after a five-year hiatus,” says Vice President of Mission, Guest and Community Engagement Cara Treadway.”There’s no other place where you’ll be able to try more than 100 different beers and ciders and experience the breathtaking
beauty of nature and wildlife all in one amazing night. More importantly, the proceeds from this fun event support the animals in our care as well as the Zoo’s conservation work and ability to bring under resourced families to the Zoo that might not otherwise be able to visit.”

OktoBEARfest is limited to those 21 or older with valid identification. No one under 21 will be admitted, including children and infants. Tickets are only available through the Zoo’s website and will not be available for purchase at the door. This is a rain or shine event.

Tickets can be found at philadelphiazoo.org. If you’re looking to save a few bucks, use promo code PROST! and save $10


  • August 16-September 10
  • $90 for Early Access (6-10pm)
  • $70 for General Admission (7-10pm)

September 11-September 16

  • $95 for Early Access (6-10pm)
  • $75 for General Admission (7-10pm)
  • Nondrinker (admitted with their party at either 6pm or 7pm): $35
  • Zoo Members save $5 on tickets

All Tickets Include:

Free parking or free shuttle service from 30 th Street Station Entry to the Zoo and access to the Zoo’s 42-acre campus to visit select animal exhibits Unlimited samples of more than 100 seasonal, fall-themed beers and ciders.

  • Access to a Bavarian Beer Hall with Oktoberfest beers on tap and a stein-holding competition with prizes for top places
  • Live music performed by Philly’s favorite polka band, Polkadelphia
  • Food for purchase from the region’s top food trucks

Know before you go:

  • Free, complimentary parking
  • Free shuttle is available from 30th Street Station
  • Guests will receive one (1) souvenir tasting cup
  • This is a rain or shine event
  • Taps close 30 minutes prior to event end
  • This is a 21+ event. No one under 21 will be admitted, including children and infants.


List of Breweries & Beers (subject to change):
o Story Problem, Octoberfest
Alternate Ending
o Chucklehead, DIPA, Hazy Pale
Aldus Brewing Company
o Going Deutsch Oktoberfest, Märzen
o Pretzel Wheat, American Pale Wheat Beer
Attic Brewing
o Tiger Smile, IPA – New England / Hazy
o G-Town Strutter Pilsner – German
Beatbox Brew
o Pink Lemonade, Malt Beer
o Juicy Mango (11%), Malt Beer
Big Oyster
o Whalesong Sour, Sour,
o Hammerhead IPA, IPA – American
Bitchin & Kitchen
o German Rex
o SourPuss Cherry
Brewery Techne
o Hygge Fest, German Lager
o Lemon Meringue
o Ring the Bell, Lager – American, Hazy
o Life Coach, Hazy IPA
 Dewey Beer Co.
o Swishy Pants IPA – American FestBier,
Dock Street Brewery Co.
o Golden IPA
Double Nickel Brewing Co.
o Weltgeist, Oktoberfest,
o Hop Factory, Hazy IPA

Downeast Cider
o Blackberry, Cider – Other Fruit,
o Original Blend, Cider – Traditional / Apfelwein
o Tom Tom, IPA
o Misson to Marzen, Oktoberfest
Evil Genius
o Trick or Treat, Pumpkin Porter
o Is Butter a Carb?, Pretzel Oktoberfest
Fegley’s Brew Works
o Not listed
Devious Brewing Company
o Imperial Pumpkin, Pumpkin / Yam Beer
 Great Lakes Brewing Co.
o Octoberfest Ruby’s Revenge, Imperial IPA
Hale and True
o Bee Sting, Honey Ginger Cider, Standard, Dry Cider
Iron Hill
o Octoberfest, Octoberfest
o Philly Phavorite IPA, IPA – New England / Hazy
Jersey Girl Brewing
o King Gambrinus, Belgian Triple,
o Sun Kissed Citra, Session IPA
La Cabra Brewing
o Hipster Catnip, IPA – American
Lone Eagle Brewing
o Cold IPA, IPA
o Flemington Fog, Hazy IPA
McAllister Brewing Company
o Chocolate Eclair Stout, Stout Saison, Saison
o Marzen Oktobefest
o Midnight in the Priory, Schwarzbier
 New Ridge Brewing Co.
o Festbier, Traditional Oktoberfest
o Wild at Heart, Berliner Weisse
o Dream Patch Sour, Fruited Sour
o Neon Rainbow, Hazy IPA
o Oktoberfest Bier, Oktoberfest
o Oktoberfest Heffinweisen, Heffinweisen
 Ploughman Cider
o Lummox, Cider
o Brother, Quince Cider
 Punch Buggy Brewing
o Not listed

 River Horse Brewing Company
o Hipp-O-Lantern, Imperial Pumpkin Ale,
o Hans Hefeweizen, Hefeweizen
 Ross Brewing Company
o Jacktoberfest, Oktoberfest, Bockenator
Samuel Adams
o Jack-o, Pumpkin, Octoberfest
 Sea Isle Ice Tea
o Sea Isle Ice Tea Flavored Malt Beverage
o Sea Isle Ice Tea Mango, Flavored Malt Beverage
Ship Bottom Brewing,
o Barnegat Lager, German Lager
o Cider Donut Cider – GF, Cider – Herbed / Spiced / Hopped
o 18 Watt, Session IPA
o Even More Cowbell, Milk Stout
Spellbound Brewing
o Peach IPA, Porter
 Spring House Brewing Co.
o Fruhlingshaus, Festbier,
o Braaaiins!, Pumpkin Ale
 Stable 12
o It’s a Philly Thing, Lager
o West Coast Trees, IPA
 Stateside Vodka
o Hard Iced Tea, Original
o Vodka Soda, Peach
o Lost Time, German Pilsner,
o Moon Tree, Hazy Pale Ale, Belgica, Triple, Red Ale
Stoudts Brewing
o Oktoberfest, Oktoberfest
Swedesboro Brewing Company
o Fall Harvest, Three Sisters, Pumpkin Ale
o Marvin the Marzen, Oktoberfest, Marzen Lager
o Cranbasket, Cranberry Wheat Beer
Three 3s
o Fest, Saison
 Two Roads Brewing Company
o Roadsmary’s Baby, Rum-barrel aged Pumpkin Ale
o Rocket to Ruin, DIPA
 Urban Village
o Super Villian, Hazy, Modern West Coast IPA
Vault Brewing
o Five Cees IPA, West Coast IPA

o Hops and Clouds, Pale Ale
Victory Brewing Company
o Brotherly Love, IPA – New England / Hazy, Fest Bier, Fest Bier
o Oktoberfest, Oktoberfest
o Dunkel, Dark Amber
Wissahickon Brewing Company
o Daybreak, Hazy IPA
o Philly United, Citra Hopped Lager
Workhorse Brewing Co.
o West Coast IPA, IPA – American
o Doppelbock, Doppelbock
 Yards Brewing Company
o Hunter Dog, Octoberfest
o Philly Standard, Lager
o Octoberfest
o Chesterfield Ale
 Zero Gravity Craft Brewery
o Conehead IPA, IPA – American
o Octoberfest, Octoberfest

Food Trucks (subject to change)
BYZ. Empire
The Fabulous Fig
Deke’s BBQ
Calle Del Sabor
The Little Sicilian
Bonjour Creperie
The Munchy Machine
Bacon on a Stick

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