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Come get your Growl on at the Virginia Zoo!
Join us for a fun-filled evening of beer, food and games at the Virginia Zoo. Nine local breweries will be on tap as well as several of the area’s best food trucks. Growl Fest includes exclusive after-hours access to the Zoo, with the animals on exhibit until 7:30 pm.
Tickets: This event is officially sold out!
General Admission includes two beers and a celebratory growler.**
Designated Driver includes Zoo admission.
Underage (ages 2-20) includes Zoo admission.
Under 2 includes Zoo admission.
Each additional beer, $5
*Growlers can be picked up upon exiting the Zoo at the front gates. Growlers cannot be filled at this event.
Breweries & Beers Include:
Bold Mariner Brewing: Red Maiden and Bold Jack
Coelacanth Brewing: Coelacanth Rosemary Wheat; Passionfruit Gose
O’Connor Brewing Co.: Punkelweisse (Seasonal Dunkelweisse); El Guapo (Agave IPA)
Commonwealth Brewing: Aureole (Lager); Wapatoolie (Tropical IPA)
Home Republic: Juicy Fruit IPA and King Kolsch
Rip Rap Brewing Co.: Porter; Cream Ale
Smartmouth Brewing: Cowcatcher (Milk Stout); Free Thought (Pale Ale)
Wasserhund: Hefe Weissbier; Oktoberfest
Young Veterans: Pineapple Grenade (Hefeweizen); Semper FIPA (Citra IPA)
As an added benefit, participating breweries will offer discounts on growler fills** throughout October.
Bold Mariner Brewing: 10% off
Coelacanth Brewing: 10% off
O’Connor Brewing Co.: 10% off
Home Republic: $2 off
Rip Rap Brewing Co.: 10% off
Smartmouth Brewing: $2 off
Wasserhund: 15% off
Young Veterans: 15% off
**Must use Growl Fest growler to redeem discount at participating breweries.
Food Trucks Include:
Bros Fish Tacos
Plus Zoo BBQ and Pizza
All proceeds benefit the Virginia Zoo, Norfolk Sunrise Rotary Club and Rotary Club of Norfolk.