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WaZoo Beer Fest returns this weekend
WaZoo Beer Fest returns this weekend

Tampa, Florida -- WaZoo Beer Fest, recognized as one of the “10 Great Beer Festivals in the Country” by USA Today, returns Saturday, Aug. 4 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.

Following last year’s record attendance, the VIP area known as The Blue Moon® Beastly Beverage Club (BBC), has expanded into the large adjacent outdoor courtyard adjacent to the Safari Lodge.

Also new this year, the good times will flow into a special events area near the Love Garden to accommodate more guests and more tasting tables, more comfortably. The World of Beer Main Stage has relocated from the Zoo’s front entry plaza to this entertainment area to ensure a smoother flow of foot traffic during the event.

The all-inclusive tickets cover more than 280 types of beer from more than 80 breweries worldwide.  Beer aficionados can go on a sampling safari of brews including lagers, porters, stouts, browns, ambers, wheats, ales, ciders, pilsners, draughts and more from international and independent brewers.

To complement the suds, guests can graze on sure-to-please snacks and pub-friendly finger foods from 20 favorite local eateries like Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, Datz Deli, IKEA Tampa restaurant, Tijuana Flats, Tampa Bay Brewing Company, Whole Foods Market and more.

The Zoo will close at 4 p.m. Aug. 4 for set up of WaZoo, which takes place rain or shine.  Animals are not on exhibit during the event.  Due to the nature of the event and number of guests in attendance, strollers are not permitted

Tickets are available online at LowryParkZoo.com or by phone 813-935-8552 ext. 276 in advance, or at the door the night of the event.  General admission tickets are $60 in advance or $65 at the door the night of the event.  BBC tickets are $90 in advance, while supplies last. Group discounts available for 20 tickets or more. Designated driver tickets are also available.

Info courtesy Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo.

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