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Mar 15, 2016

Advance Tickets On Sale For WaZoo BeerFest At Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, On Tap For May 7

The 21st annual WaZoo BeerFest, presented by J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, Inc., is springing forward to May 7 with new twists on tap for this favorite fundraiser.
All-Inclusive Fundraising Fest Features 250+ Beers, Pub Fare & Live Music

TAMPA, Fla. (March 15, 2016) – The 21st annual WaZoo BeerFest, presented by J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, Inc., is springing forward to May 7 with new twists on tap for this favorite fundraiser. All-inclusive tickets are now on sale at www.LowryParkZoo.org/WaZoo or at the Zoo’s ticket windows during regular business hours. 

WaZoo features 250+ beers and beverages from 70 breweries worldwide, pub fare and live entertainment throughout the Zoo. Ticket prices are all-inclusive; pay once and enjoy unlimited tastings and entertainment! Advance general admission tickets are $65 (through May 6) and VIP Beastly Beer Club tickets are $125 until sold out.  Zoo Annual Members can purchase discounted general admission tickets of $50 (through May 6) with valid membership card at the Zoo’s ticket windows.

New this year, the footprint of the event is expanding to showcase animal habitats after dark including the African savannah with giraffes, zebra and elephants. "Animal ambassadors" sporting fur, feathers and scales will be on-hand to welcome guests and there will be fun outdoor games like corn hole scattered throughout the event. 

Also on tap this year, the Zoo is taking the VIP Beastly Beer Club to a whole new level. The VIP Club is an exclusive experience that takes place inside the Zoo’s Safari Lodge events pavilion -- the premier air-conditioned space at the event. VIP guests will have the opportunity to meet Florida craft beer brewmasters, enjoy beer and food parings, discover exclusive brews, and sit back and relax with live music. VIP tickets include access to all event areas and early entry. The number of VIP Club tickets available has been significantly reduced to provide a more exclusive experience.

The Zoo gratefully acknowledges presenting sponsor J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, Inc., for making this event possible. Proceeds of the event benefit animal care, education programs and global conservation initiatives of Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. For more, visit www.LowryParkZoo.org/WaZoo or the WaZoo Facebook page.

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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is operated by the Lowry Park Zoological Society, an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to excellence in education, conservation and research. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is featured among the “Top 25 Zoos in the U.S” by TripAdvisor (2015) and “10 Best Zoos in the U.S.” by Trekaroo (2015). The Zoo is located at 1101 W. Sligh Avenue in Tampa, one mile west of I-275 (exit 48) and is open seven days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

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