This event will be closed to the public and is available only for guests 21 years of age and over

ATASCADERO — The City of Atascadero and the Charles Paddock Zoo are gearing up for a wild night of festivities as they announce the 10th Annual “Brew at the Zoo — Take Two.” This event is set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Get ready to party with the animals as the zoo transforms into a lively hub of craft beer, wine, cider, seltzers, and distilled spirits, all in the name of conservation and community fun.

This second edition of “Brew at the Zoo” in the same year, is in an effort to move the event to the second Saturday in September as the zoo reworks the calendar of events in 2024. Just like they did in April, you can expect a variety of craft beer, wine, cider, seltzers, and distilled spirits that will be available at this exclusive evening at the zoo. Expect a special “Welcome” reception pouring of Black Market Spirits, Tent City Beer Company, and Tin City Cider as you enter the zoo (first come, first served). Participating guests can expect a variety of craft breweries from San Luis Obispo County and the surrounding area. 

Take a look at who is participating:

  • Ancient Peaks Winery (Santa Margarita)
  • Black Market Spirits Central Coast
  • Bristol’s Cider House (Atascadero)
  • Cali Squeeze Seltzer (Paso Robles)
  • Central Coast Brewing (San Luis Obispo)
  • Eberle Winery (Paso Robles)
  • Firestone Walker Brewing (Paso Robles)
  • KiloKilo Brewing (Paso Robles)
  • Lone Madrone Winery (Templeton)
  • MEA Wine (Atascadero)
  • Oak and Otter Brewing Company (San Luis Obispo)
  • SLO Cider Company (San Luis Obispo)
  • Spent Grain Brewing (Atascadero)
  • Tarantula Hill Brewing (Thousand Oaks)
  • Tent City Beer Company (Atascadero)
  • Tin City Cider (Paso Robles)
  • Tolo Cellars (Paso Robles)
  • Wild Fields Brewhouse (Atascadero)

For those taking on the responsible role of designated driver, non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by Paradise Shaved Ice, and ample water stations will be available for all attendees.

Entertainment and music will be provided by DJ RRama, offering a lively mix of games, a costume contest, hula hoop challenges, and a dance contest, with fantastic prizes up for grabs. Special guests RIFF Tide and Soloist Chris Beland will keep the evening rocking.

Hungry visitors can indulge in a variety of culinary delights available for purchase, ranging from Irish Cuisine to Jambalaya to Farm-to-Street Cuisine. Don’t forget to satisfy your sweet tooth with Shaved Ice and homemade pie. As an added bonus, event-goers will receive a collectible glass to add to their collection and have the opportunity to purchase event merchandise.

Online tickets are available now for $40 per person (service fee is not included). Designated driver tickets are $15 per person. If not sold out, tickets will be $50 per person on the day of the event starting at 5 p.m. at the ticket booth at the zoo. Purchase your tickets at

The city thanks its sponsors including Presenting Sponsor Barley & Boar Kitchen Brewhouse & Distillery; Supporting Sponsor Waste Management; and Friend Sponsors 5 Star Rain Gutters and Mechanics Bank. All proceeds from this event will benefit the zoo’s ongoing education and conservation efforts. 

This event will be closed to the public and is available only for guests 21 years of age and over. Designated drivers must also be over 21 if attending this event.