Tickets on sale August 16 for 11th annual fundraiser offering more than 200 beers, entertainment and more.
Back for its eleventh year, ZOObrew returns to the Oklahoma City Zoo on Friday, September 27, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The 21-and-over event, presented by Byron’s Liquor Warehouse offers zoogoers the chance to sample more than 200 ales, lagers, stouts, porters–and malts while taking in wildlife and nature.
ZOObrew has something for everyone: sampling both new and favorite specialty beers, a variety of food options from local food trucks, two DJ, and a raffle that features memorabilia from participating breweries. It is the perfect event for animal lovers and craft beer enthusiasts. Attendees will have the opportunity to roam a majority of the Zoo, while choosing to sample from a selection of over 45 breweries.
“Last year, we kept our event to the picnic grounds, which created a great party atmosphere with lots of energy, but little interaction with the rest of the Zoo,” said Matt Burkholder, Oklahoma Zoological Society’s director of community engagement. “This year, we are expanding the event’s footprint to enhance interaction with the rest of the Zoo, including an elephant presentation for our PreBrew ticket holders.”
A variety of ticket options are available, all of which will go on sale Friday, August 16 at 10 a.m.
- General Admission Ticket ($60/$50 for ZOOfriends Members) includes unlimited 3 oz. samplings from more than 200 beers.
- VIP PreBrew Ticket ($90/$80 for ZOOfriends Members) includes early admission to ZOObrew starting at 5:30 p.m.; exclusive access to an elephant presentation at 6:30 p.m., food provided by Salt & Surrey Catering; a commemorative event t-shirt and 16-oz pint glass. Select wines will also be made available during the PreBrew session.
- A general admission designated driver ticket ($25) and a VIP PreBrew designated driver ticket ($40) are also available and include a food voucher (no beer sampling allowed).
ZooBrew is for adults ages 21 and over; children will not be allowed to attend the event. Tickets are limited and available at zoofriends.org/zoobrew.
Participating brewers and distributors include: Angry Scotsman Brewing, Anthem Brewing, Beer is Good Brewing Company, Boardwalk Distribution, Bricktown Brewery, Cabin Boys Brewery, Claire Beer Company, COOP Ale Works, Core4 Brewing Company, Cross Timbers Brewing Co., Crossed Cannons Brewery, Dead Armadillo Craft Brewing, Elk Valley Brewing Co., Enid Brewing Company, Expedinture Brewery, Frenzy Brewing Company, Iron Monk Brewing Company, Joy Thief Brewing Co., Karbach Brewing Co., Lazy Circles Brewing, Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company, Lively Beerworks, Madhopper Brewing, Marshall Brewing Co., New Era: Fine Fermentations, OK Cider Co., Oklahomie Brewing, Prairie Artisan Ales, Red Earth Brewers, Shillelagh Brewing Co., Skydance Brewing Co., Stone Cloud Brewing Co., The Big Friendly, TUPPS Brewery, Twisted Spike Brewing Co., Vanessa House Beer Co., Vortex Alley Brewing.
Sponsors include: Byron’s Liquor Warehouse, Bob Moore Subaru, Gulfport Energy, BancFirst, Tinker Credit Federal Union, Bank of Oklahoma, and ICG.
About the Oklahoma Zoological Society
The Oklahoma Zoological Society (OZS) was established in 1954 and is the nonprofit created to support and promote the Oklahoma City Zoo and its mission to be Oklahoma’s premier destination connecting people and our world’s vanishing wildlife and wild places. OZS has been making an impact alongside the OKC Zoo in advancing the experience members and visitors enjoy and connecting guests to wildlife, nature and the environment. This is accomplished through fundraising, ZOOfriends memberships and special events. To learn more, visit zoofriends.org.
About the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden
Visit the Oklahoma City Zoo and learn to care, connect and conserve! Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, the Zoo is a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the American Alliance of Museums, Oklahoma City’s Adventure District and an Adventure Road partner. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Regular admission is $11 for adults and $8 for children ages 3-11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free. Stay up-to-date with the Zoo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by visiting Our Stories. Zoo fans can support the OKC Zoo by becoming Oklahoma Zoological Society members at zoofriends.org or in-person at the Zoo! To learn more about these and other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit okczoo.org.