2017 Zoo Brew & Wine Too!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park invites you to raise your glass for conservation! On Saturday, June 17, 2017 the 14th annual Zoo Brew & Wine Too! will be held at the Binghamton Zoo from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

NEW THIS YEAR: Zoo Brew & Wine Too! will be held inside the Binghamton Zoo! Breweries and Wineries will be set up along the path so guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of the zoo while sipping on local and regional beer and wines!

BEER LAUNCH: Galaxy Brewing Company has partnered with the Binghamton Zoo to offer a brand new craft beer! IPA for Animals will officially launch on June 17th at Zoo Brew & Wine Too. After the launch, $1.00 from every pint of IPA for Animals sold at Galaxy Brewing Company will come back to support the Binghamton Zoo’s conservation efforts!

This event is limited to guests 21 years of age and over. General admission and designated driver tickets are on sale now at the link below.

All proceeds from Zoo Brew & Wine Too! go directly towards supporting the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park’s conservation efforts. If you have any questions, please call the zoo’s Development Department at (607) 724-5461 ext. 231.

Zoo Brew & Wine Too! is sponsored in part by Magic 101.7, Rocco J. Testani Inc., and Galaxy Brewing Company.

Event Details


  • 21st Amendment Brewery
    Hell or High Watermelon, Brew Free or Die IPA
  • Awestruck Ciders
    Hibiscus Ginger, Empire
  • Binghamton Brewing Co.
  • CB Craft Brewers
    CB White Fox White Ale, CB Caged Alpha Monkey IPA
  • Galaxy Brewing Company
    New beer launch! (IPA for Animals in support of the Binghamton Zoo)
  • Guinness
    Guinness Draught Stout, Guinness Blonde American Lager
  • New Belgium Brewing
    Citradelic, Juicy Watermelon
  • Southern Tier Brewing Company
    Nu Skool IPA, Live
  • Trout Town (Roscoe Beer Company)
    Brown, Red
  • Upstate Brewing Company
    Common Sense, IPW


  • Adirondack Winery
    Chardonnay, Merlot, Soaring Strawberry, Mellow Blush, Amethyst Sunsey
  • Idol Ridge Winery
  • Lakeland Winery
    Diamond, Concord, Fresh Blueberry, Cayuga
  • Montezuma Winery
  • Sovereign Vines

Food Available for Purchase

  • Leopard’s Spot Snack Shack
    hot dogs, pizza, pretzels, snacks, & more!
  • Pretzel necklaces
  • Binghamton Hots
    burgers, pulled pork, salt potatoes, corn on the cob, mac salad

Vendors & Activities

  • Cornhole game
  • Education animal meet & greets
  • Binghamton Zoo prize wheel
  • Magic 101.7
  • Upstate Merch event shirts
  • Hungry Hound Beer Grain Treats


Buy Now

General Admission Tickets

  • Members: $30.00 | Non-Members: $35.00
  • Admission into the Binghamton Zoo
  • 10 beer/wine tasting tickets
  • Souvenir Zoo Brew & Wine Too! glass (1st 300 guests through the gates)
  • Access to music, food (for purchase), vendors, and activities

Designated Driver Tickets

  • Members/Non-Members: $10.00
  • Admission into the Binghamton Zoo
  • Complimentary soda/water
  • Access to music, food (for purchase), vendors, and activities

Do’s & Dont’s


  • Do bring valid ID (you must be 21+ & you can’t get in without one!)
  • Do bring cash & credit cards for extra drinks, great food, Zoo Brew merch, & gift shop purchases
  • Do remember that you cannot re-enter after leaving
  • Do understand that we have the right to deny anyone entry
  • Do behave (we hate to ask people to leave!)


  • Don’t forget a ride! Have a plan. Walk. Ride. Carpool. Call a cab. (Don’t drive. Get a ride!)
  • Don’t forget to drink water! (look for buckets throughout the zoo, additional bottles available for purchase at the Leopard’s Spot Snack Shack)
  • Don’t leave if you plan on returning (no re-entry)
  • Don’t smoke cigarettes or e-cigs (the Binghamton Zoo is a non-smoking facility)
  • Don’t expect the event to be cancelled due to weather (rain or shine)
  • Don’t bring a bad attitude; Zoo Brew is a blast!
  • Don’t forget to drink responsibly!