The Maryland Zoo opened its cages to the public for two days of live music, craft beer, and admission to the zoo during Memorial Day Weekend. BB&T’s Brew at the Zoo featured over 80 varieties of beers from local breweries like The Brewer’s Art, Flying Dog, and Du Claw and national micro-dispensaries such as Athen’s Terrapin Beer Company and Philadelphia’s Yards Brewing Company.
Over the two days, Baltimoreans grooved to the sounds of local bands, including The 8-Balls, Bad with Names, Kelly Bell Band, Ain’t Too Proud, Gumbo Junk and BarleyJuice while indulging in the monk’s elixir from 1 to 7 PM on Saturday and Sunday. While most people did not take advantage of the free admission to the zoo, it appeared that many enjoyed, and on occasion overdosed on the libations and liberating sounds.
My favorite brew of the day was the Porch, a Saison, and the Ozzy, a Belgian Strong Ale, both by The Brewer’s Art. Living in the District, it was a nice change of pace and scenery to the event of the same name by the Friends of the National Zoo, which will take place July 17th.