Oglebay Good Zoo to host 10th Annual Good Zoo Brew

WHEELING, W. Va. — IPAs, porters, and ales — oh my!

Sample more than 50 unique, finely crafted brews and other adult beverages at Good Zoo Brew — the Ohio Valley’s largest microbrew festival — from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Oglebay’s Good Zoo.

Cuisine from a variety of local restaurants including Ye Olde Alpha, Bubbas Gourmet Burghers & Beer, Texas Roadhouse, Eat ‘n Park, and Route 88 BBQ & Brew will be available. Guests are also invited to ride the Good Zoo railroad, stroll through several animal exhibits, and interact with animal ambassadors.

Live entertainment will be provided by Bridges, featuring vocalists Kim Butler, Doug Pettit and Dave Pettit, who will entertain guests with classic rock hits from the Beatles, the Eagles, Van Morrison, the Zac Brown Band and more. New Age Adenas will also take the stage, performing an eclectic mix rooted in folk, bluegrass, and old time country through the three-part harmonies of Eric Wellman, Mary Blake and Greg Pawlack.

“We are excited to host our 10th annual Good Zoo Brew,” said Joe Greathouse, Good Zoo director. “As one of our largest annual fundraisers, Good Zoo Brew allows adults to enjoy their zoo in a new way, while also supporting the care and conservation of the animals they visit throughout the year.”

Proceeds from the event benefit the care and conservation of Good Zoo animals.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.oglebay.com/events/zoo-brew or by calling the Good Zoo office at 304-243-4100. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance, as this fundraising event is capped at 700 tickets. This event will be held rain or shine.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend, and guests must present a valid photo identification upon arrival.

The Oglebay Good Zoo is the only institution in West Virginia that is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Good Zoo provides conservation education programming to over 13,000 students annually and participates in AZA breeding programs for over 20 rare or endangered species. The Good Zoo also collaborates with the West Virginia Division of Wildlife to conduct conservation research associated with the rare Eastern Hellbender salamander and to rehabilitate nearly 50 ill or injured wild eagles, hawks and owls in the Upper Ohio River Valley annually.