Cheers to the tiger: Brew at the Zoo kicks off this April 28 at the Charles Paddock Zoo in A-Town, and it promises to have teeth. You can expect a sampling of craft breweries, wine, and cider (plus, monkeys, birds, reptiles, and all the other critters housed at the facility). Attendees will receive a collectible beer glass for tastings—plus there's live music and entertainment in store. No need to eat beforehand: Nosh on barbecue, tamales, sliders, and garlic fries (visitatascadero.com) ... Bristols Cider House is hoppin' this spring. Check the calendar for music and events coming up, including The Stellar Duo, playing April 28. Slurp down a range of crisp, English inspired hard ciders and don't forget to attend the Central Coast Cider Festival, slated for May 12 at the Atascadero Lake Park. Δ
Hayley Thomas Cain's favorite wild animal is the great North American weiner dog. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.