SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Drink from your favorite local breweries, eat from a wide range of food trucks and meet the new koalas at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo for Brew with the Zoo on August 4.

Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo have announced Brew at the Zoo and Koalas, Too! is back this Friday. The popular summer-time fundraiser has supported the zoo for more than 25 years.

Brew at the Zoo will feature an array of beer, wine and specialty drink stations as well as live music and food trucks located throughout the zoo, and animals on exhibit.

See the two female koalas, Kumiri and Kolet, from the San Diego Zoo who are staying at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo till September, as a part of the Conservation and Education Loan Program.

“Brew is a community favorite and helps support the mission of the zoo. This year will be an exciting highlight of summer for a lot of people who’ll reunite with old friends and spend some “koala-ty time” at the zoo,” Friends of the Zoo Executive Director Carrie Large. “It also a great opportunity for us to connect with adults and bring them close enough to care about our animals and those in the wild.”

Tickets are available at the zoo’s website for $53 for zoo members and $55 non-members.

Friends of the Zoo is also offering designated driver tickets for $20 and reserved parking for $15 per spot.

The following brews and beverages will be available at the event:

  • Colloca Winery
  • Fox Run Winery
  • Heron Hill Winery
  • Merritt Winery
  • Meiers Creek
  • Prison City
  • Common Roots
  • Beatbox Cocktails
  • Finger Lakes Cider House
  • Fresca Vodka Spritz
  • White Claw Vodka Soda
  • Sunny D Vodka Seltzer
  • Hinny Hard Seltzer
  • Resurgence – Citmo IPA
  • Resurgence – Unbelievable Sour
  • Founders – All Day West Coast IPA
  • Sierra Nevada – Hazy Little Thing
  • Sierra Nevada – Wild Thing Sour
  • Good Nature Brown Ale
  • Good Nature Blonde Ale
  • Hot House Golden Eagle Ale
  • Sweetwater Hazy 420
  • Ithaca Flower Power
  • Ithaca Apricot Wheat
  • 1911 – Black Cherry
  • 1911 – Pink Lady
  • 1911 – Honey Crisp
  • Sam Adams
  • Truly
  • Angry Orchard
  • Southern Tier
  • Sloop
  • Middle Ages
  • New Belgium
  • Bells
  • Lagunitas
  • Mast Landing
  • Fohm
  • Kona
  • Sixpoint
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids
  • Threes Brewing
  • Rising Storm
  • Von Trapp
  • Hudson North Cider
  • Athletic N/A
  • Burlington Beer Co
  • Steuben
  • Willow Rock

Bands Los Blancos, Hold the Air – Penguin, Taking Back October – Tiger and Peg Newell – Elephant will all be performing.

Food trucks and vendors at the event include:

  • Limp Lizard Bar and Grill
  • Macarollin
  • Funk’n Waffles
  • Ji-Woo’s Korean Soul Food
  • Herlihy Smokehouse and Grill
  • Bold Coast Lobster Co.
  • Phygit Foods
  • Navs Popcorn
  • Exhale Cafe and Bake Shop