Miami New Times' Brew at the Zoo Returns With 100 Brews and Vanilla Ice

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Miami New Times Brew at the Zoo is back. That means it's time to enjoy hundreds of the world's finest beers alongside the wildest creatures you've ever encountered. No. We're not talking about your college roommates. We're talking about monkeys...and tigers...and Vanilla Ice.

It all goes down on Saturday, May 3, at Zoo Miami from 8 -11 p.m., where you're invited to sample as many brewskies as you like and listen to the Vanilla Ice sing what has to be the catchiest song to come out of the 90's: Ice Ice Baby.

The song, which features the hook from Queen and David Bowie's Under Pressure, was written by Robert Van Winkle (aka Vanilla Ice) about growing up in South Florida and the rap with the catchy baseline was a mega hit, becoming the first hip hop single to top the Billboard charts. Take that, naysayers.

In addition to Vanilla Ice, there's the beer. The list includes Goose Islands Honkers Ale; Big Storm Wave Maker; WoodChuck Granny Smith; Redhook Longhammer; Shock Top Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat; Johnny Appleseed; Kona Big Wave; and Widmer Upheaval to name a few, with more beers being announced daily.

Tickets for Brew at the Zoo are on sale now. General admission tickets are $35 through April 6; $40 through May 2; and $50 at the door (if it's not sold out). VIP tickets allow you access to BATZ an hour earlier (at 7 p.m.) and entry to the special VIP area that features food and specialty drinks. VIP'ers pay $75 until May 2 and $80 at the door. You must be 21 or over to enjoy BATZ and the event is rain or shine. For a complete list of beers and to purchase tickets, visit microapp.miaminewtimes.com/zoobrew/2014.

Plus, save your ticket, because you'll be able to get into Zoo Miami free from May 5-15 just by showing your stub to the zoo people at the gate. That stub will also get you a $30 credit on a Zoo Miami annual pass so you can ponder the gorillas as many times as you like throughout the year. None of these offers are valid with other discounts or coupons.

Get your acid wash jeans and neon t-shirts out of storage and get ready to party to this:

Here's a taste of what to expect:

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