Apples, Ales & Tails - Evening Program

Welcome to Apples, Ales, and Tails a Tasting Celebration!

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Beverage Tasting Areas:

Tasting Area #1 Tasting Area #2 Tasting Area #3 Tasting Area #4
Food tastings along trail
Blackbird Cider
Food tasting at Crater Canteen
1911 Established
Ellicottvile Brewing

Fattey Beer Co.

Lilly Belle Meads

Rusty Nickel Brewing
Blake's Hard Cider
Blue Barn Cider

Cider Creek Cider
Abandon Brewing

Heroes Brewing
NYS Apple Association
Meier's Creek Brewing
Nine Spot Brewing
Keuka Brewing
Embark Cider
Resurgence Brewing
Red Jacket Orchard (n/a)
Southern Tier Brewing
VIP Tasting Area in Pavilion
Sloop Brewing
Roc Brewing
Stoneyard Brewing

**NEW**Blue Barn Cider, Lilly Belle Meads, and Rusty Nickel Brewing are selling cans and bottles to take home!
After you purchase, you can pick it up at Check Out before you leave the Zoo.

Food Tastings

Visit each tasting station to try something delicious! Each dish was created with the
help of different pollinators.

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta (V)

Turkey Tacos with Fruit Salsa (GF)

Chicken and Waffles with Hot Honey

Soba Noodle Salad (GF, V, contains sesame)

Agave Shrimp Skewers (GF)

Angus Beef Sliders with Blueberry Chipotle Ketchup

Additional food and beer are available for purchase at the Trailside Café.

Don't forget to stop by Creatures from the River's Edge area and enter to win one of our unique prizes such as a 2024 ZooBrew season passes, animal art, Black Button gift basket & more!

Keeper Chats & Programming Schedule

*Programming is ASL-interpreted

Time Experience
6:00 p.m.
Keeper Chat with Otters at Otter habitat
6:30 p.m.
Keeper Chat with Red Panda at Red Panda Habitat
7:00 p.m.
“The Buzz about Pollinators” and Q&A with Conservation Staff member at the Conservation Learning Center
7:00 p.m.
Keeper Chat with Elephants at Elephant barn

Pollinator Hunt

Join the hunt through the Zoo and crack all the clues to complete our pollinator themed scavenger hunt. Bring your completed sheets to Check Out for a free pollinator seed packet! Sheets are included in your tote bag

Check Out

Before you leave, don’t forget to stop by Check Out and pick up any purchased beer or cider. We also have Apples, Ales, and Tails pint glasses for sale while supplies last! Raffle winners will be announced here as well. 

Tasting Trail Map

Your participation in tonight’s event helps to raise important funds for our education and conservation programming here in Rochester and around the world. Together we can connect, care for, and conserve wildlife and wild places! 

Thank you to all of our tasting partners, Lake Beverage, TJ Sheehan, BrewBuddies and our amazing sponsors!

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Supporting Sponsors 


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