Growing up, there was something magical about visiting the zoo. All types of animals were there, waiting to be discovered in ways that would have been impossible in the family backyard. The well-manicured pathways and lush landscaping offered free reign to eagerly explore the myriad signposts and displays weaving throughout the park, before settling down with a snow cone from one of the outdoor vendors. Of course, that was then. Now, if it’s not blazingly hot out, you might find yourself strolling through the park with an out-of-town friend or recreating those days with a youngster of your own, but for most of us the zoo is never quite the same.
Until you mix drinking, that is. And not the felonious sort of drinking that leads to late night break-ins and poor attempts to enter the lion exhibit. We’re talking about Brew at the LA Zoo, a yearly event that pairs local craft brewers with the animals and nighttime charm that the zoo already has so much of. Instead of snow cone vendors, nearly two dozen local beer breweries will be setting up tents and portable keg operations, providing 5 ounce pours into commemorative glasses all night long. A few small stages for comedy and music will also be scattered amongst the pathways, in case the elephant exhibit can’t keep your attention.
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