Hey everyone...Travis here with a quick recap of the event we were all talking about last week - WaZoo at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo. 

The 14th annual WaZoo featured a record number of more than 250 beers from around the world, food sampling from local restaurants, a wine garden and live music from local artists Velvet Jones, The Paper Stanleys and Impulse.  And, the “Beastly Beverage Club” (VIP-level) returned with a new home -- the Safari Lodge --  the only air-conditioned space at WaZoo.

Event proceeds benefit animal care and education programs at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, and great preliminary results are in: Attendance was approximately 3,600 and the net Revenue was approximately $110,000!!!!!  Congrats Zoo!!!!!!!

On top of that, a panel of judges sampled more than 250 beers to present awards for Best in Show.  The winners for 2009 are: 1st place – Malheur; 2nd place – Cigar City Brewing Barrel Aged Wee Heavy; 3rd place – DeProef Zoetzuur Flemish Ale...congrats everyone! 

If you want to learn more about the event, the Zoo created a special Facebook page dedicated to WaZoo so you can see more info or photos from the event. 

So, if you had a chance to participate, we hope you had a great time.  If not, definitely make plans to be there next year.  This is some great Tampa Bay entertainment tha you won't want to miss. 

Until next time, keep checking back for more great things to do in Tampa Bay!